As many fans will know, Honbichi released an official book detailing late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s discussions with members of the industry and the press – which was exclusive to Japan for the longest time. Well, English-speaking fans will finally get to read Iwata-san’s words for themselves!
As we’ve reported previously, this weekend marked the 5th anniversary since the unfortunate passing of Satoru Iwata. While gaming fans worldwide reminisced on the late Nintendo president’s contributions, another familiar friend of Iwata has now shared his feelings on this occasion as well.
Earlier this week, Weekly Famitsu published a new lengthy interview with Nintendo veteran Shigeru Miyamoto. We’ve already heard about his involvement in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild and some of his personal beliefs – but now we have a new snippet that reveals a little more about late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.
Recently, Reggie Fils-Aime has opened a Twitter account where he has been sharing many of his retirement gifts and items from his time at Nintendo!
A Nintendo fan who goes by the name of kumozawa1203 has shared a response letter he had sent to Satoru Iwata all the way back in 2013.
If there are any influential and meme-worthy game gesture, it may possibly be late Nintendo CEO’s “Directly To You” gesture. The gesture first seen on Nintendo Directs later became the iconic gesture now seen on every Nintendo game presentation.
For years, late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has been the public face of Nintendo Direct, a live broadcast program which delivers Nintendo news “directly” to gamers. It has been running up till today but more prominently presented by other faces in the company, such as Yoshiaki Koizumi, Shinya Takahashi, and Reggie Fils-Aime.
“On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer.”
On July 11th, 2015 (Kyoto time), the forth Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata, passed away at age 55 due to a bile duct tumor complication.