Rest in Peace, Satoru Iwata July 13, 2015Posted by Maniac in Uncategorized.
It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that the President of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, died suddenly this past weekend.
Mr. Iwata had been involved with Nintendo’s game development for years before he would be named its President. He fondly admitted contributing to games like the NES classic Balloon Fight, a game which would become one of the first native Virtual Console games released on the Wii U. He also assisted with the development of the SNES cult classic Earthbound (Mother 2), a game so beloved that independent documentaries have been produced detailing the impact this game has had on its fans.
I first became familiar with Mr. Iwata from his regular appearances in his company’s Nintendo Direct videos. It was always nice to see him introduce the videos which would outline to fans all the great games that Nintendo was producing for their platforms.
Nintendo of America has announced that due to Mr. Iwata’s passing, they will not be producing any new updates on their social media accounts for the rest of the day out of respect.
Rest in Peace, good sir.