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Iwata Asks refers to a series of interviews that featured Nintendo's late president, Satoru Iwata, asking other Nintendo developers about the development of recently released titles. On one unique occasion, Masahiro Sakurai of Kirby and Super Smash Bros. fame did an interview in Iwata's place when he was gone for E3. Most of the games are for Wii, though every once and awhile the game will be for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, and/or Wii U. They took a break in 2014 with only one interview for the year.

Volumes

Note: the following are all of the volumes of Iwata Asks in the order they appeared on the North American Nintendo website.

Game/hardware
System
Employees
Link
Wii Wii Genyo Takeda, Junji Takamoto, Kenichiro Ashida, Kou Shiota US
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Wii Part 1-2: Yoshiyuki Oyama, Keisuke Nishimori, Koji Kitagawa, Atsushi Miyagi, Kentaro Tominaga, Aya KyogokuPart 3-4: Takumi Kawagoe, Satomi Asakawa, Mitsuhiro Takano, Satoru Takizawa, Makoto Miyanaga, Shinichi Ikematsu

Part 5-10: Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma

US
Special Edition Interview Other Satoru Iwata, Yasuhiro Nagata (Interviewer) US
Wii Sports Wii Katsuya Eguchi, Keizo Ota, Yoshikazu Yamashita, Takayuki Shimamura US
Wii Channels Wii Takashi Aoyama, Tomoaki Kuroume, Kenichiro Ashida US
Wii Remote Wii Genyo Takeda, Shigeru Miyamoto, Kenichiro Ashida, Akio Ikeda US
WarioWare: Smooth Moves Wii Yoshio Sakamoto, Goro Abe US
Super Mario Galaxy Wii Part 1: Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takao ShimizuPart 2: Kenta Motokura, Futoshi Shirai, Hideaki Shimizu, Koichi Hayashida

Part 3: Masafumi Kawamura, Mahito Yokota, Koji Kondo

Part 4: Shigeru Miyamoto

US
Link's Crossbow Training Wii Shigeru Miyamoto US
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii Masahiro Sakurai US
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii Kensuke Tanabe
Mario Kart Wii Wii Kenichiro Ashida, Hideki Konno, Shigeru Miyamoto US
Wii Fit Wii Part 1: Shigeru MiyamotoPart 2: Takeshi Nagareda, Takao Sawano

Part 3: Hiroshi Matsunaga, Tadashi Sugiyama

Part 4: Arisa Hosaka, Mari Shibata, Yoshiyuki Oyama, Yohei Miyagawa, Toru Minegishi

US
Band Brothers DX Nintendo DS Masaru Nishita, Noriko Kitamura, Koichi Kyuma JP
Rhythm Heaven Nintendo DS Kyohei Seki, Takafumi Masaoka, Masami Yone, Kou Takeuchi, Kazuyoshi Osawa US
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Nintendo DS Toru Narihiro (note: Masahiro Sakurai was the interviewer instead of Iwata) US
Style Savvy Nintendo DS Azusa Tajima, Hitoshi Yamagami, Yurie Hattori, Norihito Ito, US
Personal Trainer: Walking Nintendo DS Masaru Shimomura, Kiyoshi Mizuki, Morimura Naoya, Akita Ootani US
Nintendo DSi Nintendo DS Volume 1 - Hardware: Masato Kuwahara, Yui Ehara, Kentaro Mita

Volume 2 - Internal Software: Shigeru Miyamoto, Yusuke Akifusa, Masahiro Imaizumi, Yoshihro Matsushima, Tomoaki Kuroume

Volume 3 - Nintendo DSi Browser: Satoshi Furukawa, Eiichi Shirakawa, Shinya Takahashi

Volume 4 - Asking Iwata: Yasuhiro Nagata (Nagata is interviewer and Iwata is the interviewee this time)

Volume 8 - Yoichi Kotabe: Yoichi Kotabe

US
WarioWare: Snapped! DSiWare Taku Sugioka, Naoko Mori, Goro Abe US
Brain Age Express DSiWare Koichi Kawamoto, Shinya Takahashi US
Flipnote Studio DSiWare Hideaki Shimizu, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Junya Kondo, Teppei Ninomiya US
WarioWare D.I.Y. Nintendo DS Taku Sugioka, Takumi Hatakeyama, Goro Abe US
Tomodachi Collection Nintendo DS
Wii Music Wii Volume 1: Shigeru Miyamoto

Volume 2: Makoto Wada, Junji Morii, Kazumi Totaka

Volume 3: Kazumi Totaka, Koji Kondo, Shigeru Miyamoto

US
Animal Crossing: City Folk Wii Aya Kyogoku, Ryuji Kobayashi, Isao Moro, Hisashi Nogami US
Dragon Quest IX Nintendo DS
Punch-Out!! Wii Makoto Wada, Kensuke Tanabe, Shigeru Miyamoto, Genyo Takeda US
Nihon Keizai Shinbunsha Kanshuu: Shiranai Mamade wa Son o Suru Mono ya Okane no Shikumi DS Nintendo DS
Wii Sports Resort Wii Yoshikazu Yamashita, Takayuki Shimamura, Takuhiro Dohta, Kenta Sato US
Wii MotionPlus Wii Keizo Ota, Kuniaki Ito, Noboru Wakitani, Junji Takamoto US
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Nintendo DS Shigeki Morimoto, Tsunekazu Ishihara
Wii Fit Plus Wii Volume 1:Motohiko Miyachi

Volume 2 Part 3-5: Shigeru Miyamoto

US
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Wii
New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Volume 1 - Shigeru MiyamotoVolume 2 - Takashi Tezuka, Toshihiko Nakago US
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Nintendo DS Volume 1 - Eiji Aonuma, Daiki Iwamoto

Volume 2 - Toshihiko Nakago, Takashi Tezuka, Eiji Aonuma

US
Monster Hunter Tri Wii Kaname Fujioka, Ryozo Tsujimoto US
Sin and Punishment: Star Succesor Wii Shingo Matsushita, Yurie Hattori, Hitoshi Yamagami, Masato Maegawa, Atsutomo Nakagawa, Yasushi Suzuki JP
US
Nintendo DSi XL Nintendo DSi XL Takaki Fujino, Masaki Amano, Masato Kuwahara, Kazuo Yoneyama US
Everyone's the Star on the NHK Red-and-White Quiz Battle Wii
Game & Watch Game & Watch Masanao Yamamoto, Makoto Kano, Takehiro Izushi US
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii Volume 1 - Shigeru Miyamoto

Volume 2 - Kenta Motokura, Kenzo Hayakawa, Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi

Volume 3 - Ryo Nagamatsu, Mahito Yokota, Koji Kondo

US
Epic Mickey Wii Warren Spector
Metroid: Other M Wii Volume 1 - Ryuzi Kitaura, Yosuke Hayashi, Yoshio Sakamoto

Volume 2 - Takehiko Hosokawa, Takayasu Morisawa, Hidekatsu Nagasawa, Yutaka Saito, Taiyo Aramaki, Kazutaka Otsuka, Ryo Koike

US
The Last Story Wii Hironobu Sakaguchi JP
Wii Party Wii Hiroshi Sato, Miyuki Hirose, Shuichiro Nishiya, Atsushi Ikeda US
Pokémon Black and White Nintendo DS Tsunekazu Ishihara, Junichi Masuda, Ken Sugimori US
Super Mario 25th Anniversary Other Volume 1 - Shigeru Miyamoto, Shigesato Itoi (interviewer)

Volume 2 - Masayuki Uemura, Hiroshi Imanishi

Volume 3 - Yoshiaki Koizumi, Hiroyuki Kimura, Hideki Konno, Katsuya Eguchi

Volume 4 - Shiho Fujii, Ryuhei Matsuura, Keiichiro Yoshida, Sayaka Nishimura, Yusuke Amano

Volume 5 - Toshihiko Nakago, Koji Kondo, Takashi Tezuka, Shigeru Miyamoto

US
Kirby's Epic Yarn Wii Emi Watanabe, Nobuo Matsumiya, Atsushi Kono, Kentaro Sei, Etsunobu Ebisu US
Super Mario All Stars Wii Volume 1 - Ryo Nagamatsu, Mahito Yokota, Koji Kondo

Volume 2 - Naoki Mori, Tadashi Sugiyama

US
Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii Kynan Pearson, Mike Wikan, Tom Ivey, Kensuke Tanabe, Risa Tabata US
Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS Volume 1 - Shigeru Miyamoto

Volume 2 - Hideki Konno

Nintendogs + Cats Nintendo 3DS Hideki Konno [1]
Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle 3DS Akihiro Hino US
Samurai Warriors Chronicles 3DS Hisashi Koinuma US
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D 3DS Shinji Enomoto US
Ridge Racer 3D 3DS Yozo Sakagami US
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition 3DS Yoshinori Ono US
Dead or Alive: Dimensions 3DS Yosuke Hayashi US
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D 3DS Masachika Kawata US
Tales of the Abyss 3DS Makoto Yoshizumi US
Wii Play: Motion Wii Toyokazu Nonaka, Etsunobu Ebisu,Yuichi Mizobe, Hirosato Funaki, Ryusuke Niitani, Takehiko Hosokawa, Keita EtoJun Taniguchi, Yuji Naka, Naoto Ohshima, Shinya Takahashi US
Star Fox 64 3D 3DS Mitsuhiro Takano, Yusuke Amano, Dylan Cuthbert, Shigeru Miyamoto US
Pokédex 3D 3DS Tsunekazu Ishihara, Hiroyuki Ogasawara, Rie Takeuchi, Katsunori Orimoto US
Pokémon Rumble Blast 3DS Tsunekazu Ishihara, Muneaki Ozawa, Norio Matsumura US
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii Volume 1 - Eiji Aonuma,Hidemaro Fujibayashi,Ryuji Kobayashi,Ryo Tanaka

Volume 2 - Hidemaro Fujibayashi,Shigeyuki Asuke,Yutaka Hiramuki,Haruyasu Ito

Volume 3 - Hidemaro Fujibayashi,Kentaro Tominaga,Takafumi Kiuchi,Yoshiyuki Oyama

Volume 4 - Hidemaro Fujibayashi,Hiromu Takemura,Yohei Fujino,Koji Kitagawa

Volume 5 - Hidemaro Fujibayashi,Eiji Aonuma,Hanako Hisada, Masato Mizuta

US
Go Vacation Wii Masaya Kobayashi, Yozo Sakagami US
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Wii Shigefumi Kawase, Shinya Kumazaki, Hiroaki Nakano, Tadashi Kamitake, Hitoshi Yamagami, Yurie Hattori US
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii Emi Watanabe, Tomoyoshi Yamane, Eigo Kasahara, Osamu Ohashi US
Super Mario 3D Land 3DS Volume 1: Daisuke Tsujimura, Hideyuki Sugawara, Kenta Motokura, Koichi Hayashida

Volume 2:Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka, Shigeru Miyamoto

US
Freakyforms 3DS Kensuke Tanabe, Hiroshi Moriyama Video
Mario Kart 7 3DS Video: Hideki Konno

Volume 1: Tom Ivey, Vince Joly, Ryan Powell, Yuji Ichijo, Masaaki Ishikawa, Yoshihisa Morimoto, Hideki Konno
Volume 2: Kenta Nagata, Yusuke Shiraiwa, Kosuke Yabuki, Hideki Konno

US

Video

Resident Evil: Revelations 3DS Kota Suzuki, Yoshizumi Hori, Koshi Nakanishi, Tsukasa Takenaka US
Swapnote 3DS Yu Kitai, Daiji Imai, Motomasa Kondo, Satoshi Takenouchi US
Tekken 3D Prime Edition 3DS Katsuhiro Harada, Kouhei Ikeda US
Project Zero 2: Wii Edition Wii Keisuke Kikuchi, Makoto Shibata UK
Kid Icarus: Uprising 3DS Masahiro Sakurai US
Xenoblade Chronicles Wii US
Rhythm Heaven Fever Wii Takafumi Masaoka, Masami Yone, Ko Takeuchi, Tsunku♂, Koji Kamada, Hiroshi Iida US
Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir 3DS Kozo Makino, Toshiharu Izuno, Keisuke Kikuchi US
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy 3DS Ichiro Hazama US
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance 3DS Tetsuya Nomura US
Nintendo 3DS XL 3DS Junichiro Miyatake, Kumpei Fujita, Takashi Murakami, Shoya Tanaka, Kazunori Koshiishi US
New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS Masaaki Ishikawa, Yusuke Amano US
Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! 3DS Yuji Ichijo, Kaori Miyachi, Keisuke Terasaki, Jason Howard, Tancred Dyke-Wells US
Style Savvy: Trendsetters 3DS Hiromasu Tsujii, Koji Tamura, Shun Sasaki, Yurie Hattori, Hitoshi Yamagami US
New Super Mario Bros. U Wii U Shigeyuki Asuke, Daiki Iwamoto, Masataka Takemoto US
Nintendo Land Wii U Tsubasa Sakaguchi, Yoshikazu Yamashita, Takayuki Shimamura, Katsuya Eguchi US
ZombiU Wii U Yves Guillemot, Xavier Poix, Guillaume Brunier, Gabrielle Shrager US
Reggie Asks: TVii Wii U Zach Fountain, Masaki Okabata, Brad Peli US
PlatinumGames Developer Atsushi Inaba, Tatsuya Minami US
Paper Mario: Sticker Star 3DS Kensuke Tanabe, Shingo Igata, Naohiko Aoyama, Kenji Nakajima, Taro Kudo US
Wii Street U powered by Google Wii U Shinya Takahashi, Toshiaki Suzuki, Hiroshi Ohashi, Kei Kawai US
Brain Age: Concentration Training 3DS Volume 1 - Dr. Ryuta Kawashima
Volume 2 - Yuichiro Ito, Noriko Kitamura, Kouichi Kawamoto, Shinya Takahashi
Vol1 US Vol2 US
Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS Tohru Narihiro, Masahiro Higuchi, Kouhei Maeda, Toshiyuki Kusakihara, Kozaki Yusuke, Genki Yokota, Hitoshi Yamagami US
HarmoKnight 3DS Shigeru Ohmori, James Turner, Junichi Masuda US
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon 3DS Chad York, Bryce Holliday, Brian Davis, Shigeru Miyamoto, Yoshihito Ikebata US
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity 3DS Shinichiro Tomie, Seiichiro Nagahata, Tsunekazu Ishihara US
Game & Wario Wii U Naoko Mori, Goro Abe, Yoshio Sakamoto US
Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS Koji Takahashi, Isao Moro, Aya Kyogoku US
New Super Luigi U Wii U Masataka Takemoto, Takashi Tezuka US
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team 3DS Tomomi Sano, Akira Otani, Hiroyuki Kubota US
The Wonderful 101 Wii U Hideki Kamiya US
StreetPass Relay Points 3DS Masayoshi Matsuoka, Yusuke Inoue, Taisuke Kawahara, Masatoshi Yamazaki, Hideki Konno US
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U Masanao Arimoto, Takuhiro Dohta, Satoru Takizawa, Daiki Iwamoto, Eiji Aonuma US
Pokémon X and Y 3DS Junichi Masuda, Tsunekazu Ishihara US
Wii Sports Club Wii U Ryunosuke Suzuki, Kozo Makino, Takayuki Shimamura US
Super Mario 3D World Wii U Yoshiaki Koizumi, Koichi Hayashida, Kenta Motokura, Shigeru Miyamoto US
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS Koji Takahashi, Kentaro Tominaga, Shiro Mouri, Hiromasa Shikata, Eiji Aonuma US
Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre 3DS Shigeru Miyamoto US
Fit Meter(Wii Fit U) Wii U Yugo Hayashi, Hiroshi Matsunaga, Tadashi Sugiyama, Tadaharu Kitado, Nozomu Tooyama US
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D 3DS Mikiharu Ooiwa, Eiji Aonuma, Tomohiro Yamamura, Tomomi Sano US
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D New 3DS Tetsuya Takahashi US
Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Genki Yokota, Koh Kojima, Kazuho Hyodo, Yuichiro Takeda, Tetsuya Takahashi US
Splatoon Wii U Hisashi Nogami Yusuke Amano, Tsubasa Sakaguchi, Seita Inoue, Shintaro Sato US
Fire Emblem Fates 3DS Hitoshi Yamagami, Genki Yokota, Shin Kibayashi, Kouhei Maeda, Masahiro Higuchi US

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