As noticed by a Redditor on Nintendo’s subreddit, Corey Bunnell was one of the few non-Japanese names showing up in the game’s credits.
One of the very few westerners on the programming team for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild fulfilled a lifelong ambition with the game’s launch two weeks ago: Living in Japan and working for Nintendo as a game designer there.
After all, this P.E. teacher, after more than 40 years, is now in charge of his most favorite sports club.
“My dream is to live in Japan and work for Nintendo as a game designer,” Bunnell said in the post, dated Sunday Oct. 7, 2007.