Ryo Nagamatsu announced on May 1 via his Twitter that he left Nintendo, effective April 30, 2023.
The composer and arranger was the sole composer for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Tri Force Heroes, Link’s Awakening on Switch, Wii Sports Resort and Nintendo Land. He also made contributions on games Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario Kart 8, and more.
— 永松亮(Nagamatsu Ryo) (@NagamatsuRyo) May 1, 2023
Nagamatsu joined Nintendo back in 2006, and was first credited in Wii Music. He has left on good terms stating, “I will work a little wider and more directly to help those who need my help and to help the industry. Thank you all for your kind support! I look forward to serve you in the future!”
Surely Nagamatsu will remain in the industry and possibly will be willing to help Nintendo with a future release some day. Regardless, we are looking forward to is next composition!