January 24, 2022
Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd. (株式会社 イ ン テ リ ジ ェ ン ト シ ス テ ム ズ Kabushiki-Gaisha Interijento Shisutemuzu?) Is a second-party video game developer closely affiliated with Nintendo. Intelligent System was born when members of Nintendo's Research and Development 1 section, led by Gunpei Yokoi, separated into its own development team. Yokoi worked with Intelligent System on some of his titles before leaving Nintendo after the Virtual Boy failed. Intelligent System is known for creating or expanding some of the best-selling Nintendo titles, such as Metroid, Nintendo Wars, Puzzle League, Paper Mario, Wario Ware and Fire Emblem. He has previously designed many Nintendo development tools, including the Super Nintendo Emulator SE. Currently, Intelligent System is focusing on developments for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch, and has developed games for all previous Nintendo consoles and laptops.