Kouhei Maeda (Japanese: 前田 耕平 Maeda Kōhei), also spelled Kohei Maeda, is an employee of Intelligent Systems who joined the company in 2001. He has worked on the Fire Emblem series since Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, working as a scenario writer, and had worked in that role in every game from then up to and including Awakening. He was the main series director from New Mystery of the Emblem to Fates, and also serves as a director and as a scenario writer for Fire Emblem Heroes.
After Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn sold poorly, Maeda had desired to become the series director during a period of a lack of direction for the series. He came up with the idea for marriage as a way to increase the series' appeal, and this would be added to Fire Emblem Awakening. According to Maeda, he wanted to have a greater role in game development so that more people would purchase and play the games.
- ↑ "2001年入社" — プランナー 前田 耕平 | スタッフインタビュー | INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CO., LTD. [lit. "Planner Kouhei Maeda | Staff Interviews | Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd."], Intelligent Systems' official website, Retrieved: June 20, 2020
- ↑ "In the end, though, the final blow to our motivation was the fact we did not really have an aim or objective, which really killed the spirit of the project. It was at this time where Maeda came forward and expressed “I want to be the director.”
<The interview goes on to talk about Maeda’s desire to be director and to add “marriage” in order to expand FE’s appeal, but is irrelevant to this particular page. This is all that is said about the game>" — xkan, Toru Narihiro – Interview on Fire Emblem for Wii Translation – FE 25th Anniversary, Kantopia, Published: December 23, 2015, Retrieved: June 20, 2020
- ↑ "当初はシナリオライターの仕事をメインで行っていましたが、より多くのお客様に遊んでいただくために、より多くの部分でゲーム制作に関わりたいと思うようになり、ディレクションなどの仕事に移行していきました。" — Kouhei Maeda, プランナー 前田 耕平 | スタッフインタビュー | INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CO., LTD. [lit. "Planner Kouhei Maeda | Staff Interviews | Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd."], Intelligent Systems' official website, Retrieved: June 20, 2020
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