At the 2016 Game Developers Choice Awards, former Nintendo CEO and President, Satoru Iwata’s impactful career received a touching tribute. Iwata-san’s untimely passing last July rocked the industry and its fans, as gaming lost one of its most beloved champions. This video demonstrates exactly why his legacy continues to be awarded with such high acclaim.

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Highlighting Iwata’s creative genius and innovative decisions, the animated short covers everything from Iwata’s early days as a game programmer to his run as Nintendo’s fourth president.


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