Satoru Iwata died on July 11, 2015—one year ago today. Let’s look back at the former Nintendo president’s storied career and remarkable accomplishments. I bet he would’ve really loved Pokémon Go.
There are lots of awards and drinks and congratulations going on at the Game Developers Choice Awards tonight, but proceedings were stopped dead in their tracks for a few minutes during a most touching tribute to late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.
Back in 2014, Nintendo announced it would be releasing a new health-based platform sometime between 2015 and 2016. Well, it’s 2016, so where is it? Not ready, says Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima. It might never be.
Earlier this year, beloved Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passed away. Tonight at The Game Awards, Reggie Fils-Aime paid him tribute.
Sometimes things don’t hit you until later. Much later.
July 16th and 17th were the wake and funeral of former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. There’s no way Kirby and Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai was not going to attend.
“My mind went white and even now the reality hasn’t sunk in.” wrote Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai, recalling when he heard the news that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata had passed away.
Thousands attended a two-day funeral service for the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata in Kyoto, Japan this week, carrying umbrellas and even bringing Nintendo 3DSes to pay their respects.
If you’re looking for a good cry this morning, look no further than Yoot Saito’s touching blog post about Satoru Iwata, as translated by NeoGAF user Zefah. “I wish I had a StreetPass feature that could connect with heaven.” Damn.
After Satoru Iwata’s recent passing, a group of Russian fans decided to pay their respects by going to the Japanese Embassy in Moscow and creating a small memorial for the Nintendo president.
By some measures, Satoru Iwata was the most successful video game creator to have ever lived: a kid who played Pong; a young man who started a development studio with friends; and eventually at 42, the CEO of the most beloved company in his medium’s history.
Satoru Iwata wasn’t just a successful president of Nintendo, he was one of the most popular public figures in video games. Following his sad passing over the weekend, notable members of the industry (and beyond) have been paying tribute.
Nintendo has just issued a short statement announcing that president Satoru Iwata has passed away at the age of 55.
It’s not just in the English-speaking part of the internet that felt letdown. The Japanese-speaking part wasn’t exactly blown away, either.
You know what would be cool? If Nintendo released its old games on smartphones. Instead, Nintendo has another plan: Releasing more smartphone games on the 3DS. Oh.
In a recent interview, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata outlined the company's three main pillars: game hardware, game software, and health care.