HAL Laboratory

Japanese video game developer

HAL Laboratory is a video game developer and a second party to Nintendo. They are best known for developing the Kirby series and the Super Smash Bros. series. They also develop the BoxBoy! series.

HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Company typePrivate
IndustryVideo game industry
FoundedFebruary 21, 1980[1]
HeadquartersChiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Masayoshi Tanimura
Shinya Kumazaki (developer)
Satoru Iwata (former president)
Masahiro Sakurai (former developer)
ProductsVideo games
Number of employees


  1. "Company". Archived from the original on 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-09-17.