Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata, has died after a year-long fight with cancer.
Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata
Iwata joined Nintendo’s HAL Laboratory in the 1980s as a programmer, where he helped to develop some of Nintendo’s most memorable games, such as Super Smash Bros.
He was elevated to president of HAL Laborator, became director of Nintendo in 2000, and then president in 2002, succeeding Hiroshi Yamauchi. Under Iwata’s watch Nintendo debuted the handheld Nintendo DS, the successful successor to the Game Boy, and the Wii gaming system. Senior managing directors Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto will manage the company in the interim.