Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka's music is infectious. It gets in your blood. Metroid, Tetris, Kid Icarus: if you own a Gameboy, or a Nintendo you've had one of his songs stuck in your head. Possibly for a week.
Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, winner of the 12th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards Best Handheld/Mobile Game, has received well-earned praise all around the globe. Now, the creators are finishing their victory lap around the globe with a visit to Tokyo.
Game music can show up in the most random places. Rarely, however, does it involve rock bands in bad wigs.
He may not sit in the limelight like some of the company's other legendary names like Miyamoto, Yokoi or Iwata, but make no mistake: Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka is one of the most important men to have ever worked at Nintendo.