Satoru Iwata

Nintendo is continuing their push to put their download services up front with three first party titles hitting Japan soon. Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger and Freakyforms Deluxe will both be released on ...
In a new Iwata Asks, Game Freak discusses how an internal policy not unlike Google's "20 percent time" program allowed the studio to come up with its latest original IP, HarmoKnight. "...we decided to change the internal str...
I'm ridiculously excited about Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, as the lanky member of the Mario Bros. duo will always have a special place in my heart, much more so than his showboating, portly brother. Miyamoto has th...
New Super Luigi U was announced this morning during today's Nintendo Direct. The title is an large-scale add-on for New Super Mario Bros. U, which is said to alter the game's existing 80 plus courses into all-new le...
Ear of Luigi.
I thought I was the only one that truly loves Valentine's Day, but Nintendo is also out shopping for the sexiest negligee they can find for their big date tomorrow. Group date, that is. Get ready to batt your eyes and play fo...
Throughout the day, we've been highlighting notable points from Nintendo's recent corporate management policy meeting, such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf's success, cloud gaming, and communicating Wii U's value. Nintendo CEO S...
Those no-good kids, with their hula hoops and their clouds. Back in my day, there was only one Cloud in gaming, and he carried a sword twice his height like a real man does. New technology confuses and angers me, and you bett...
Nintendo is doomed, obviously, but the plucky platform holder is still going to try its best anyway. Part of that valiant, if futile, effort involves bringing more Japanese-developed games to Western audiences.  "The cha...
Get on the ball, Iwata! You are supposed to moderate that sh*t! Don't show such filth on Nintendo Direct of all places!
Nintendo has a big problem on its hands. The company can't seem to keep Animal Crossing: New Leaf on store shelves. The game has been out for only a couple months now, but it's already sold upwards of two million copies&...
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has claimed that sales of the Wii U aren't doing badly, despite its failure to replicate the "sold out" status enjoyed by the original Wii during the holidays.  "At the end of the Christma...
Every Nintendo fan knows of HAL Laboratory. The guys that are primarily responsible for the Kirby series, with the cute logo? Until now, people pretty much had an idea of where they got the name, but that's about to change. I...
According to various publications like Guardian UK, Nikkei, and Wired, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata will institute a massive company restructure starting in December, which will involve expanding old divisions, creating new ones...
Earlier today, I shared an English-language Nintendo Direct that detailed many of Nintendo Network's features. Who would have guessed that the Japanese branch would follow up a few hours later with yet another Direct with li...
Psst! Hey, you. Yeah, I'm talking to you. You wanna see some pictures of the Wii U without, you know, anything on? Yeeeeah, I know you do I... okay I'm freaking myself out now. In Nintendo's latest Ask Iwata, the team dive in...
[Update: Slight mistake on my part. All three announced level packs will be available on October 2, with additional unannounced packs appearing later.] Ooooooh, those sneaky Nintendo devils! Out of the blue, they announce a ...
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently addressed the issue of the 3DS XL's lack of an analog nub. The feather-haired warrior, ever-ready to deflect criticism, had his list of reasons all planned out, with the ultimate messa...
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said that the 3D fad might be dying down a little bit, and that while the visual effect makes for better graphics, it will only be a minor part of future gaming generations.  "I think ...
Microsoft may have pioneered the "charge gamers for things that should be free" scheme, but none of the other platform holders have taken to the idea. As Nintendo prepares to meet Sony and Microsoft head-on with the Wii U, it...
Here we go again. Speaking with Gamezone in a recent interview Miswalker's Takuya Matsumoto discussed The Last Story developer's future projects, which might include the possibility of more action-RPGs for Nintendo's next hom...
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata recently announced that the Wii U will fully support both the free to play model, and the ability to conduct microtransactions. My friends, the time for first party Nintendo console DLC may be upon u...
Seriously, with all the nothing going on in terms of announcements, Non-Specific Action Figure really did do the best job.   Also, I love how this entire segment looks and sounds like a WWE backstage promo.
[Update: Like Kotaku, we failed to notice that Bloomberg's report was from last year. As such, Iwata's quote about the potential price of the Wii U may not necessarily be accurate today. Nothing to see here!] If your jaw drop...
Iwata considers the bananas. He feels the bananas. The bananas please Iwata. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas. Bananas.
Back in 1993, a strategy guide for the recently released Kirby's Adventure appeared in Japan. Inside, three of the big men responsible for the new game decided to sketch the little pink puffball. There's contributions by Masa...
Mistwalker's Hironobu Sakaguchi, who oversaw the Final Fantasy series up through X-2, has been around the role-playing block enough times to know what he likes about the genre and what issues could stand to be addressed. Havi...
[Painting by Poltergeraldr] Nintendo just posted some serious financial losses, but it looks like they're right on track towards getting back in the black. At a recent online conference, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announ...
You've seen this Monster Hunter 4 trailer before, right? It's the same concept footage that was shown during Nintendo's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference in September. I'm sharing it again in light of some new information out o...
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata worked to clear up a misunderstanding in a Q&A session with investors following the company's most recent financial briefing. He says the Wii was never intended to be a casual console. ...
Confirmed: Japanese teens hate Nintendo Wii!  In Nintendo's financial results briefing, speaking on product appeal, Satoru Iwata shared some age-demographic charts for both Japan and USA. The data for Japan shows that te...
Many of us foolishly heightened our hopes when Nintendo announced the 3DS' eShop functionality. It's not that it's bad, per se, it's just not what was expected or, honestly, what it should've been. In a recent earnings report...
We all know Nintendo President Satoru Iwata as the lovable little man with an affinity for announcing nonexistent games, but what was he like as a lowly programmer? In a recent interview, Mother creator Shigesato Itoi sheds a...
Japanese men's magazine Brutus recently posted a four-page interview with Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata and Mother (EarthBound) series creator Shigesato Itoi. The discussion touches upon the various emotions and themes that perme...
Back when the Nintendo DS launched no one had any clue it was going to be such a big hit and start printing all that money. As such you couldn't blame developers for being a bit tepid about jumping into the development poo...
If you were going to levy a complaint at the DS it might be that the games on it aren't that in depth, mature or serious. Yes, the fantastic little handheld has games that fit that description, but it's fair to say that they ...
If you think about it Nintendo must have been working on the 3DS for a pretty long time now, long before 3D came in vogue. It takes at least a couple years to even get a gaming system up to spec, let alone to a place where yo...
I'm using this bit of news more to point out that there is a new Iwata Asks up over at Nintendo's site, and if you haven't been reading the series you really should. As it's gone on it has become one of the more interesting a...
Majora's Mask might be the most controversial Zelda game made (once everyone realized that Wind Waker was a sumptuous masterpiece and got over themselves). Some people say it's one of the best in the series, others argue it m...
During his comments following the release of Nintendo's recent financials, company President Satoru Iwata laid out the connectivity rates for the Wii and DS in Japan. According to Nintendo's numbers 30 percent of Wii owners a...