A few months ago Switch hackers showed the handheld had a hidden emulator designed to play NES Golf but only on July 11th, the date Satoru Iwata, former President of Nintendo and the game’s programmer, died. Now they say the company has overwritten the code as of the 4.0.0 firmware update.
Yesterday, Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth players got to play as Satoru Iwata. The former head of Nintendo died in 2015. Every year since, he’s appeared in the game on December 6, his birthday. Afterbrith never made it to Wii U or 3DS, so was the first time the tribute was on a Nintendo platform.
Artist GandaKris, kinda famous for her work customising Amiibo and turning them into cool and new figures Nintendo would never actually release, has set aside the fictional for a moment to commemorate Nintendo’s former President Satoru Iwata.
Last week, fans discovered that the latest Pokémon games reference beloved Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, who died in 2015. The easter egg is touching, but it’s also kind of brief. Here’s the full story behind how Iwata saved Pokémon—and a closer look at why the man became so legendary.
One of the most heart-warming stories in video games this year was the discovery in September that the Nintendo Switch console contained a secret tribute to the beloved Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata, who died in 2015 at the age of 55. But Nintendo doesn’t want to talk about it, and it’s not clear why.
When a Switch owner named Setery told a gaming forum about how NES Golf randomly appeared on her Switch’s screen, commenters accused her console of being haunted. Switch hackers’ subsequent race to unearth NES Golf now indicates that there’s a hidden game on the console and, actually, it appears to be a heartwarming…
In many ways, the Wii U was a flop. Passionate modders haven’t given up on the system, however. Instead, many have spent the the last two years breathing new life into the neglected console, hacking new characters, new levels, and new modes into their favorite games. As far as the modding community is concerned,…
Back in 2015, Satoru Iwata passed away at the age of 55. That was far too soon, and he had still so much to accomplish in the gaming industry. In a recent Time interview, Shigeru Miyamoto talked about how Iwata contributed to Nintendo’s upcoming console.
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.
Right now, fans are taking to social media to beg Nintendo with a single word. “Direct.”
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.