Miyamoto reminisces on his memories of Iwata in an interview for newly published book "Iwata-san"

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    The former and late president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, was a major figure in the gaming industry, and one that was beloved by those he worked alongside. The impact of his decisions and choices for the company can still be seen today, and over in Japan, people are still celebrating the man, especially after the recent release of a new book titled "Iwata-san". While the book currently is only available in Japanese, IGN has translated some of the excerpts from the novel, which contain comments from both Shigeru Miyamoto and Shigesato Itoi. Both men commented on how it was like to work with Iwata over the years, and how they miss him, making for an emotional read.

    The first paragraph is about Miyamoto's thoughts on his experiences and thoughts about how it was like to work for Iwata:

    Another memory is of the two's first meals together, when Iwata was in charge of HAL Laboratories and met with Miyamoto to discuss an upcoming project:

    Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi commented further about those lunches, saying:

    A rather heart-rending quote describes how Nintendo's been doing since Iwata's passing:

    Itoi remembers a day back in 2015--the day of Iwata's funeral:

    Itoi also remembers when he first met Iwata, back in the early 1990s.

    Satoru Iwata was the CEO of Nintendo from 2002 until he passed away in 2015, and was known for his assistance in the development of several integral titles in Nintendo's history, such as Earthbound, and Pokemon, while also working together with Shigeru Miyamoto to create a concept design for what would become the Nintendo DS.

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  1. kikongokiller

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    I'm not crying.
     
  2. MagnesG

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    Will wait for a translated release.
     
  3. MiguelinCrafter

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    may Iwata-san rest in peace...
     
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    Dr. Wahwee's castle
    Right in the feels...
     
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    It's always hard to lose someone you truly love, and with this story is very clear that Iwata-san was more like a brother than a work partner to Miyamoto, godspeed to both of them, I'm pretty sure that this partnership influenced both to become what they are and always be: true legends in Gaming history.

    R.I.P. Iwata-san
     
  6. pasc

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    Nice man that Iwata.

    You know somone was something when their baby (Nintendo) struggles without them...
     
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    The genius, the legend...
     
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    Yes you are. And so am I :sad:
     
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    These quotes really make you feel as if you were a close friend of Iwata.
     
  10. Frankbel

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    He made a lot of profit for Nintendo, but I did not like his (and Miyamoto's) heavy support to casual games.
     
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    Iwata's rolling in his grave after he used his genius to devise compression algorithms to allow two regions and as many pokemon as possible to fit on one cartridge, and GF is now cutting pokemon out.
     
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    That man is so innocent.
     
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    He may no longer be among us, the Nintendo fans, but his deeds, hard work put into making Nintendo what it's today will live on. We'll never forget him.
    RIP. :sad:
     
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    Damn, the feels... :'(
     
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    Damn, that's just tough to read. Truly a man who was well respected, and not just that; but a man that truly did put care and effort into the work he did.
    We need more people like him around us.
     
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    am i the only one bothered by the cult of personality built around this guy?

    ffs stop thinking he was your friend, he was a CEO of a multi-billion company
     
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    Right, I would totally buy and read this if it gets published in English.
     
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    Maked me very sad, very sad indeed.
     
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