The Video Game Community Pays Tribute To Satoru Iwata

The Video Game Community Pays Tribute To Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata wasn't just a successful president of Nintendo, he was one of the most popular public figures in video games. Following his sad passing over the weekend, notable members of the industry (and beyond) have been paying tribute.

The first Tweet below shows the flags at Nintendo's HQ being flown at half-mast.

The Video Game Community Pays Tribute To Satoru Iwata

"Tribute to Mr. Iwata", Brawl in the Family.

That's Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai. It says "This isn't a regular day, and my mental state isn't regular, either, but I'm going to work as usual, and like always, I'm throwing myself into (game) development. This was also the situation for Iwata-san. Doing what you need to do."


    There's also an awesome story on gaf from someone who got a response from Iwata via Streetpass that she gave to her husband when he went into work. Because she always wanted to meet him but could never.

    I'd love a remake of Mother 1, 2, 3 and 4 (new game) for Wii U and 3DS dedicated to Iwata San?

    Oh god, that brawl in the family image totally nailed me!

    Meanwhile in the original Mario Bros. game, the flag only goes up half way before Mario puts his hand on his chest and looks at the sky.

      This is brilliant! Thankyou for that memory! Great observation and point!

    This is shocking news. I couldn't believe it when I looked at my phone this afternoon and it's still hard to grasp now. 55 is just cruel and way too young

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