Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata dies at 55

In a short pressrelease, Nintendo of Japan announced that Satoru Iwata, the president and CEO at Nintendo of Japan, died on Saturday July 11 due to cancer (bile duct growth).

Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata (1959-2015)
Foto: Jean-Frédéric (Wikimedia Commons)

Satoru Iwata  (1959-2015) started his carrier in HAL Laboratory. He became president at HAL in 1993 and worked there until 2000, when he startet at Nintendo. Two years later, 2002, he became the president and CEO at Nintendo of Japan. He have work on a lot of different games, among others Balloon Fight, EarthBound, The Legend of Zelda, Mario and Animal Crossing.

A lot of you will remember Satoru Iwata from the Nintendo Direct-videos over the last years.

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.

Satoru Iwata

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