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Dan Owsen

Localization Manager at Nintendo of America

Dan Owsen

Dan Owsen (born August 27, 1966) is the localization manager at Nintendo of America, and has served in various positions within the company since joining Nintendo in 1989. He is perhaps best known for his work translating games in the Legend of Zelda series. Owsen also contributed to Nintendo's official website in his now discontinued "Ask Dan" column, where he would answer questions received from fans about Nintendo's work.

External Links

Danowsen @ Twitter
Metroid Database interview
An interview from 1998 mostly relating to Owsen's work within the Metroid series.

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Metroid II: Return of Samus
Game Boy
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Super NES
Nintendo EAD
Star Fox
Super NES
Kirby's Adventure
Nintendo Entertainment System
HAL Laboratory
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Game Boy
Illusion of Gaia
Super NES
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Game Boy
Nintendo R&D1
Super Metroid
Super NES
Nintendo R&D1
Super NES
Ape, Inc.
Donkey Kong Country
Super NES
Donkey Kong Land
Game Boy
Donkey Kong Country 2
Super NES
Super NES
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Nintendo 64
Star Fox 64 3D
Nintendo 3DS
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
Galactic Pinball
Killer Instinct
Kirby's Avalanche

News & Blogs

Official Zelda Series Timeline Released

Nintendo released a book to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Zelda series titled 'Hyrule Historia'. The book contains artwork, designs, and information. It also contains the hotly debated timeline of the series - except this time it's 100% official. In the early 2000s Nintendo of America released this timeline - complete with a warning that this was only their interpretation and the actual timeline remains open to debate. Translator Dan Owsen wanted to upload a draft but Nintendo Japan requested them to cancel the plan - as despite having an official plan in Japan they want to keep the speculation and theories running for the fandom.

The book is currently available in Japanese only however a fan translation has begun. The above image is a translated version of the official timeline provided in the book.

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