The name Eric Smith may not necessarily ring a bell, but you've likely seen him over the years during the Nintendo Treehouse Live broadcast events.
After "10 incredible years" at Nintendo of America's Treehouse, Eric has decided to call it a day at the company. In fact, this was actually his last week. He started out at as a localisation writer and ended up becoming the lead localisation producer.
In a series of tweets via his Twitter account, he said his favourite part of the job was always the writing and reflected on how the Splatoon series had become one of the "greatest joys" of his life. He's the guy who has written "nearly every English word" ever spoken by Pearl, Marina, Callie and Marie.
it's really hard to walk away from them, and I'm going to miss my girls dearly
Smith gave a shoutout to his colleagues for their amazing writing and translation of the Splatoon series over the years as well. The talented individual was also the lead writer on Paper Mario: Color Splash - which was apparently a dream come true for him. Additionally, he helped out with the story mode and Yamamura's Dojo in Super Mario Maker 2, Palutena's Guidance, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
He ended by stating how "Nintendo is a great place to work" and informing his followers to keep an eye out for a position on the company's website:
At the start of this month, Sam Robinson left the Treehouse and moved into a new role at Nintendo. You can read more about this position in our previous post.
On behalf of the community here at Nintendo Life, we wish Eric the best of luck in his future endeavours.