Hirokazu Yasuhara is now working at Nintendo Software Technology in Redmond. He was part of the creative team that launched Sonic the Hedgehog and started working at Sega in 1988. In the year 2000, he went 2K Sports and then went to Naughty Dog in 2002, where he worked on the Jak and Uncharted franchises. After Naughty Dog, he worked at Namco Bandai.
Nintendo Software Technology is known for its DS and DSi games, including Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem and Metroid Prime Hunters.