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Nd Cube

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Nd Cube
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Founded: 2000
Founder: N/A
President: N/A
Parent / owner: Nintendo
Divisions / subsidiaries: N/A

Nd Cube Co., Ltd is a Nintendo research and development subsidiary, founded in 2000. They are currently known for developing many of the later entries in the Mario Party series. The company is currently headed by Hidetoshi Endo, the former president of Hudson Soft. The "Nd" comes from the original founders of the company, Nintendo and Dentsu (the capital "N" indicating Nintendo's majority ownership).


In 2000, Nintendo and Dentsu founded Nd Cube as part of a joint venture, Nintendo owning 78% of the company's shares while Dentsu owned 13.3% of shares, the other 8.9% being undecided.

By April 2006, many of Nd Cube's employees had moved on to join other developers, primarily Nintendo and Square Enix, after Nintendo rejected the company's experimental projects. In that time, they posted job ads for Wii and Nintendo DS development. At a later point, many former employees from Hudson Soft, including core Mario Party staff and former president Hidetoshi Endo, joined Nd Cube.

In August 2010, Nintendo bought all of Dentsu's shares, becoming the sole owner with 98% of the company's shares.


Game Year Console Publisher Description
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity 2001 Game Boy Advance Nintendo F-Zero series racing game
Dokodemo Taikyoku: Yakuman Advance 2001 Game Boy Advance Nintendo Mahjong game
Mini-Moni: Mika no Happy Morning Chatty 2002 Game Boy Advance SMDE, Shogakukan Based on the former Mini-Moni idol group
Pool Edge 2002 Nintendo Gamecube Media Kite Pool game
Card Party 2002 Game Boy Advance Media Kite Traditional card game compilation title
Tube Slider: The Championship of Future Formula 2003 Nintendo Gamecube NEC Interchannel Futuristic racing game
Wii Party 2010 Wii Nintendo Minigame focused game similar to Mario Party series
Mario Party 9 2012 Wii Nintendo Mario Party series game
Wii Party U 2013 Wii U Nintendo Wii Party series game
Mario Party: Island Tour 2013 Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Mario Party series game
Mario Party 10 2015 Wii U Nintendo Mario Party series game
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival 2015 Wii U Nintendo Animal Crossing series spin-off loosely similar to Mario Party in terms of sharing board-game action and minigames
Mario Party: Star Rush 2016 Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Mario Party series game
Mario Party: The Top 100 2017 Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Mario Party series game; a compilation of the 'top' minigames from past entries in the series.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp[1] 2017 iOS / Android Nintendo Mobile free-to-start Animal Crossing title
Super Mario Party 2018 Nintendo Switch Nintendo Mario Party series game
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics 2020 Nintendo Switch Nintendo Successor to Clubhouse Games for the Nintendo DS
Mario Party Superstars 2021 Nintendo Switch Nintendo Mario Party series game


  1. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp was developed by ND Cube. GoNintendo (February 25, 2018). Retrieved February 25, 2018.

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Key employees
Managers, etc. Internal
  • NNSD: Yusuke Beppu
  • Monolith Soft: Hirohide Sugiura, Tetsuya Takahashi
  • 1-Up Studio: Gen Kadoi
  • ND Cube: Hidetoshi Endo
  • Retro: Michael Kelbaugh
  • NERD: Alexandre Delattre