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A touching Iwata tribute is in Star Fox Zero

Former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata may have passed on months ago, but his loss is still keenly felt in the gaming community. In that spirit, Nintendo put a touching nod to the man at the end of the Star Fox Zero. A small post-credit ded...   read

 
 
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Developers Choice Awards crafted a loving tribute to Iwata

Grab your tissues, folks. The Developers Choice Awards were held last night, and during the event, a special tribute to Satoru Iwata was shown, who sadly passed away last July. It's three minutes long, and spans some of his accomplishments,...   read

 
 
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The 'Nintendo in-print' Holiday gift guide

While much of modern society has moved on to the world of "electrons and information", there are two demographics that still eat up the printed page: kids and old people. Interestingly enough, these are also the two age groups who often lov...   read

 
 
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Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime remembers Iwata

"Mr. Iwata, I hope you're smiling right now." The standout moment from last night's The Game Awards 2015 was a tribute to late Nintendo CEO and all-around remarkable human being Satoru Iwata, who passed away in July. Nintendo of America pr...   read

 
 
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Onett lullaby

Gentle Love does EarthBound as a tribute to Iwata

[Disclosure: Jayson Napolitano previously worked for Destructoid. He is now representing Gentle Love.] You know Gentle Love, right? It's the Japanese duo responsible for the soothing Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies albums. "Sna...   read

 
 
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Stop gap boss

New Nintendo president won't divert from path set by Iwata

Tatsumi Kimishima was just named president of Nintendo, a move many deem a stop gap. The former banker headed Nintendo of America from 2002 until 2006 and most recently filled a number of administrative roles at the company, managing the C...   read

 
 
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Experts say Miyamoto unlikely to be Iwata's successor

It's been little more than one week since Nintendo head and video game industry visionary Satoru Iwata unfortunately passed away. While many are still understandably mourning, others can't help but look forward to predict what's next for Ni...   read

 
 
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Seaman 3DS

Yoot Saito on Iwata, canned Seaman 3DS game

We've covered Seaman frequently throughout the years on Destructoid with overflowing hearts. And it's under tragic circumstances that we get confirmation: Seaman 3DS was a planned project that fell through. Original Seaman developer Yoot Sa...   read

 
 
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Nintendo

Nintendo of Europe: 'He was a visionary in every sense of the word and we will miss him dearly'

Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata has given a formal statement following the recent death of global president, Satoru Iwata. Nintendo of Europe is today mourning the passing of Mr Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's Global Preside...   read

 
 
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Miyamoto for president

Miyamoto on the loss of Iwata

In the wake of the unexpected loss of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, many people have been left wondering who is going to fill his shoes. Many people are already assuming it will be the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mar...   read

 
 


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Satoru Iwata

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passes away at 55

It's a sad day for the video game world. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passed away yesterday at 55 years of age. The cause of his unfortunate death was a bile duct growth. Nintendo announced the news with a brief one-sentence notification...   read

 
 
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#SmileGate

Iwata on E3: Unlike other booths, most of our visitors were smiling

President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata didn't attend E3 this year, but that didn't stop him from dropping this -- as the kids call it -- sick burn on competitors: "One thing I should say about Nintendo's E3 booth is that, unlike the other ...   read

 
 
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Iwata on digital pricing

Nintendo keeping digital prices up, hints at mild compensation

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata addressed the fact that eShop games are priced the same as their retail counterparts despite the cost savings of digital distribution. This comes from an investor briefing reported live by Nstyles and translated by C...   read

 
 
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Nintendo

'Competitors may take our NX ideas,' says Iwata

Wondering why Nintendo glossed right over the NX during its E3 presentation? Blame Nintendo's competitors -- Nintendo boss Iwata certainly does.  "We can't talk about the NX," Iwata said in yesterday's investor call (according to ...   read

 
 
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Splatoon Rabbits

The kids in Splatoon could have been rabbits!

In the latest of Nintendo's Iwata Asks series, the producer of Splatoon revealed that at one point in development you'd play as a rabbit instead of kids! Perhaps they changed it because "You're a rabbit now, you're a kid now" just does...   read

 
 
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Nintendo

Iwata says Nintendo's mobile strategy won't involve whale hunting

There's a predominant school of thought toward making money in the mobile gaming sector: Focus your attention on the people who are willing to spend exorbitant amounts. That is, make the majority of your cash from a small pool of people. Th...   read

 
 
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Nintendo NX

Iwata says no NX at E3

We already sort of expected this news, but here we go. In a recent investor meeting Satoru Iwata was pressed for specifics on whether we would see any mention of Nintendo's upcoming NX hardware at E3 this year. Surprising nobody, Iwata reco...   read

 
 
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Iwata says

Report of Netflix's Game of Thrones-style Zelda series 'not based on correct information'

I was so excited for the reported "Game of Thrones for a family audience" Legend of Zelda series that Netflix was producing that I went ahead and wrote up my "dream cast" (SEGA joke) for the series. Looks like my ace television product...   read

 
 
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Nintendo mobile

Nintendo talks NX, mobile game pricing, DeNA partnership

Nintendo is finally entering the mobile game space through a collaboration with DeNA. Why now? As CEO Satoru Iwata explained to TIME, "We have come to the stage where we can say that we will be able to develop and operate software which, i...   read

 
 
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Nintendo NX

Nintendo teases new 'NX' hardware

[Ed. Note: Super fake console photo added for emotional trauma. It's an old gag by GreenStar Studios.] Earlier today we reported on the news that Nintendo is partnering up with DeNA to bring Nintendo franchises to smart phones. During ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo port problems

President of Nintendo confirms port strike is partially responsible for U.S. New 3DS and amiibo shortages

Tired of waiting for that beautiful King Dedede amiibo? Well you can stop blaming Nintendo, at least if you want to be rational. I personally don't, and am still pining to complete my wave 3 collection, so it's still Nintendo's fault in my ...   read

 
 
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New 3DS

Iwata explains why New 3DS isn't coming west anytime soon

For those in the US and Europe hoping for a retail launch of Nintendo's New 3DS in the near future, the prospects don't look good. During Nintendo's recent semi-annual financials briefing, president Satoru Iwata explained why Japan is the o...   read

 
 
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Iwata's gonn be okay

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata has recovered from surgery

Earlier this year, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata missed E3 and the company's annual shareholder meeting due to a growth in his bile duct. He underwent surgery to remove the tumor back in June and has since returned to his normal day-to-day work...   read

 
 
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Please understand

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata missed E3 to have surgery, is recovering well

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was advised by his physician not to travel overseas so he didn't make the trip to E3, which is fine; he didn't miss much. This letter from Iwata to Nintendo shareholders on why he is also going to miss t...   read

 
 
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Nintendo

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata staying home from E3

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has been advised by his physician not to travel overseas "in the immediate future" and will be staying home next week, as a result. No E3! At least not in-person -- Nintendo has its Digital Event, set to air ...   read

 
 
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