Hiromasa Shikata is probably a fairly new name for many game fans, and even Zelda fans, to hear, but Shikata nonetheless sat in the director's seat for the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. One may wonder how this unknown name has come to direct such an incredible game, but if we take a look at his past projects, it's no surprise that he's made one of the best entries in the Zelda series to date.
Shikata was a Field Designer for both
Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask on the Nintendo 64 for his first two jobs with Nintendo. During that time, he was actually the man behind the design of the famous Windmill Hut in Kakariko Village. He later was a Field Designer for The Wind Waker, where he also created the famous Forsaken Fortress before graduating to Assistant Director for Twilight Princess. But it doesn't stop there. Shikata was involved in Pikmin, Geist, and many other games! Head past the jump for a full list.