Ex-Nintendo president and video game legend, Satoru Iwata, was born on 6th December 1959. Today, he would have celebrated his 60th birthday.
Iwata-san stepped up to the role of Nintendo’s fourth company president back in 2002, a position he held right up until his untimely passing in July 2015. If you followed Nintendo during those years, you won’t need us to tell you how adored he was within the community, both from the company’s fans, and seemingly from everyone within Nintendo’s very own hallowed halls, too.
Of course, the great man has received numerous tributes over the last few years – including a posthumous lifetime achievement award and more recently a book celebrating his life – but we wanted to take this opportunity to raise a toast once more. Happy birthday, Mr. Iwata, and thank you for so many wonderful years.
Here’s one of our favourite moments from the Year of Luigi:
Further Reading: Obituary: Satoru Iwata