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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Has Passed Away


According to a report from Nintendo, President Satoru Iwata has passed away. It is reported that his passing occurred on July 11th due to a bile duct growth. We at The Arcade extend our warmest and deepest sympathies to all at Nintendo and anyone who knew or worked with Mr. Iwata.

Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo Co., Ltd., poses during an interview after Nintendo's E3 presentation of their new Nintendo 3DS at the E3 Media & Business Summit in Los Angeles June 15, 2010. Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Tuesday took the wraps off a new version of its DS handheld device that can play games and show movies in 3D without glasses, in an effort to revitalize demand. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCI TECH BUSINESS)

Iwata’s legacy in the company is a strong one, with his name attached to everything from Legend of Zelda and Mario, to Earthbound, Kirby, Animal Crossing amongst many others.

You will be missed, sir. Thanks for everything.