For a very long time I knew I wanted to do Games as a job, even when I was a kid I would always wanted to draw for a future and video games where my motivation for it. Nintendo was my first ever console that I played and that I owned, since then Nintendo was always part of my childhood, my teenage years and is still part of my adult life, I still remember back I had Banjo-Kazooie and Yoshie Story, I would spent countles hours playing. Satoru Iwata was part of my memories even without my knowledge, not until I actually wanted to learn more of the making of the games I learned that Iwata had a big part on many of the video games that I enjoyed played, and that he was a father figure for many other game designers. Thanks to him we had Pokemon Stadium, he translated the codes from Green and Red into the 64 for a 3D game, he also pushed the idea and helped with Pokemon Gold and Silver. He stepped into the presidency during the Game Cube era, he helped creating Wind Waker, Metroid Trilogy and many games. After the Game Cube didn't sell as much as their competition Sony and Microsoft, Iwata said " We will not compete against Microsoft or Sony anymore, we will do the blue ocean tactic ", that means that a company will do a product regardless of what their competition is doing, that was his announcement when the Nintendo Wii was shown, and today is still one of the best selling consoles. Thanks to him and Sakurai super smash brothers exist, the 3Ds is a success, we get ported games from japan like EarthBound, Fire Emblem, Xenoblade, ect. He was there for Sega when neither Sony or Microsoft wanted more games, that's why Sonic Lost World and even Sonic Boom are exclusives for Nintendo. When Sega couldn't afford to make Bayonetta 2, Iwata accepted and offered to help Platinum Games and Sega to work together to make Bayonetta 2 for the Nintendo WiiU. He program the Pokemon Formula for Gold And Silver so Game Freak could continue on making new Pokemon Games. He helped on the making of the software for the Mario Side Scroller games, he himself participated on the US Nintendo Direct to presents the games that are coming to the West, even while sick he pushed and help on the creation of many games that made nintendo what is today.
Even during the nintendo struggle with sales during the WiiU launch, he didn't he cut his own page check so no one on nintendo had to lose their jobs, and the company could still do the same as if nothing ever happened. And now many of the game industry are crying and sad over the passing of this amazing human who made the impossible possible. Hideki Kamiya from Platinum Games " You will always be in my heart ", Capcom " Endless thanks and respect to Iwata-san. His talent and humor made the world a better place. ", Xbox "The game industry lost a giant with Mr. Iwata's passing. RIP.", Bungie " "On my business card, I am a corporate president. In my mind, I am a game developer. But in my heart, I am a gamer." - Iwata-san ", Playstation " Thank you for everything, Mr. Iwata. ", Konami " Thank you Mr Iwata. You will be greatly missed! ", and this is just a small group of people that are heart broken. And even then Iwata MiiVerse post said " Hello, I'm Satoru Iwata, President of Nintedo. Thanks for enjoying my product. Please don't be sad everything is gonna be fine. Please Understand".
So once more, thank you Satoru Iwata.