Satoru Iwata Has Passed Away

By Lex Firth 13.07.2015 28

Satoru Iwata Has Passed Away on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Nintendo of Japan have officially confirmed the passing of Satoru Iwata.

Iwata joined the industry as part of HAL Laboratory in the 1980s and was part of the team working on games such as Balloon FightEarthbound and the Kirby series. He became president of HAL in 1993.

He later joined Nintendo as a director in 2000, becoming president in 2002 and seeing the company through its unprecedented success with both the Wii and DS, as well as their successors.

He passed away on 11th July due to a bile duct growth. He was 55 years old.

We at Cubed3 extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Iwata and hope that you will join us in paying our respects to him.

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Absolutely awful news.

I don't think we'll ever really be able to comprehend exactly how much Iwata changed the face of video gaming.

Such incredibly sad news. A great man. Rest in peace, Iwata-san.

Very very sad.

Terrible news. RIP Iwata.

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Very very sad news :/ Rest In Peace Mr. Iwata. You have done a lot of great things during your life and you will be remembered and missed by many. Smilie

The difference between illusion and reality is vague to the one who suffers from the former and questionable for the one suffering form the later.

I'm just shocked... was not expecting to hear this news tonight.

I knew he had done health issues last year, but I didn't know he was still having issues.

Rest in peace Iwata-san. You will be missed.

A great man that truly revolutionised the industry. R.I.P. Smilie

Very sad news. I questioned some of his decisions as CEO of Nintendo, but there is no doubt that he cared about the gaming community and only wanted to see it thrive. He was first and foremost, a gamer. RIP.

Working like a fiend isn't very fun... and surprisingly isn't very fiendish either.

This is indeed awful news

We all know that Mr Iwata had health issues.
I deeply respect his strength to keep appearing at Nintendo Directs and commenting on the latest rumors / questions. I can't imagine the pain that his departure will cause to his family and friends at this very moment. It will still hurt for a long time. Our thoughts go out to them.

We can only thank this friendly and humble genius for the legacy he leaves us gamers.
Whenever you hook up your retro- or current gen consoles and play Kirby or LOLO, Eartbound or so many other games he had a major part in, please remember and thank him for a moment.

Mr Iwata,
Thank you for everything.
May you rest in peace.


 

I was also shocked to hear this. RIP

You never have a 1Up when you need one. Smilie

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WTF, I thought I was gonna find a joke news, something related to anything but that. So it's true Smilie ? Damn, that came out of nowhere. I wonder who's going to replace him, hopefully not Miyamoto. May you rest in peace lad.

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wow. rip mr iwata. thanks for the memories. thats completly unexpected

Unbelievably tragic and genuinely saddening news to have woken up to. Really at a loss for what to say, but... thank you for the legacy you're leaving, and rest in peace. 

Like others, I'm lost for words this morning. A truly great and wonderful man, who's responsible for some of my best memories ever. I will always have a place for him in my mind and heart.

Rest in peace, Mr Iwata.

( Edited 13.07.2015 10:39 by Marzy )

I'm still in shock at this news... Mr Iwata thank you for your dedication to Nintendo and us gamers right to the end. No one can fill your massive shoes, but I hope that what you stood for, FUN and creativity and POSITIVITY will long continue. RIP Mr Iwata and God bless you, your family and friends.

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Really sad and shocking news.

RIP

This is so sad. Why he didn't pick up the green mushroom this time? Smilie

Iwata helped to make gaming fun and I often forgot that he was the president of Nintendo given how jovial he acted. I couldn't believe the news when I first read it this morning and it's still taking time to sink in. 

Rest in peace, Iwata-san.

there will never be a president quite like him.

This is so sad to hear; especially with the number of people eager to jump upon his grave and denounce him and/or Nintendo. I wish him peace in the afterlife.

Still really bummed about this. Mr. Iwata was a legend; just about everything he did, he did to bring happiness to others. And he succeeded so many times, for so many people. Some of the best times I ever had are thanks to him. He made the world a better place.

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A sad day for all of us. He will be missed.

It really shocked me when I read it this morning, and it's been on my mind all day, quite a loss for Nintendo and the industry as a whole really, he seemed like a great man.

Rest in Peace Mr. Iwata.

 

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This is so heartbreaking. I can't believe he's gone. I had a feeling his health was in worse condition than he lead on, but still. I'm shocked. This is too sudden.

He was such a humble visionary. I have so many incredible gaming experiences thanks to him. Rest in peace, Iwata-san. Thank you for all the memories.

Chance favors the prepared mind.

I will miss Iwata. Yes I agree his illness must have been worse than he let on. that may be the real reason he was not at this years E3. He was truly a visionay and one of the main reasons im a Nintendo fan #RipIwata....

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