#Satoru Iwata



NES Golf 'tribute' removed from Nintendo Switch firmware

In what is surely to become an interesting piece of gaming folklore, Nintendo have now quietly removed the hidden version of NES classic, Golf, from the firmware of the Switch.The hidden emulation of the 1984 release was found tucked away w...


Satoru Iwata remembered on second anniversary of passing

July 11 saw the second anniversary of the passing of one of the industry's most charismatic figureheads: Nintendo's Satoru Iwata. Iwata was the head honcho at The Big N during one of its most successful financial periods ever. As president,...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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'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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...


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