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Satoru Iwata
Iwata
Satoru Iwata
Born December 6, 1959
Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Died July 11, 2015 (age 55)
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Company HAL Laboratory (1982-2000)
Nintendo (2000-2015)
University Tokyo Institute of Technology
Current Position 4th President and CEO of Nintendo
First game Super Billiards
Latest game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Satoru Iwata (JP) (December 6, 1959 - July 11th, 2015) was the 4th president and CEO of Nintendo from 2002 until his death in 2015. Prior to this he worked at HAL Laboratory as a programmer, and he served as president of that company between 1993 and 1999.

Biography

While studying computer science at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Iwata was one of several unpaid interns at Commodore Japan, assisting the subsidiary's general manager with technical and software development tasks. Upon graduation, he joined HAL in 1982 as a programmer and helped create major games such as Balloon Fight, Kirby's Dream Land and EarthBound. In 1993, Iwata was promoted as the president of HAL Laboratory, at the request of Hiroshi Yamauchi, then president of Nintendo.

In June 2000, he left HAL and joined Nintendo as the General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division. In this position, he helped Nintendo grow economically and as a result Hiroshi Yamauchi elected him as his successor in May 2002, becoming the 4th president of Nintendo and the first president of the company not related to the Yamauchi family.

During his tenure as presient he saw the release of the Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems, and he was also a significant part of Nintendo's transition into the "blue ocean" strategy, where the company would push the release of more casual and family-friendly titles (like the Touch Generations series) unlike what most rival companies did. Iwata also hosted a set of interviews with employees and game developers called Iwata Asks, and he also hosted most of the Nintendo Direct presentations.

On April 24, 2013, Iwata announced at the year end shareholders meeting that he was taking the role of CEO of Nintendo of America, alongside his duties and Global President. Former NOA CEO Tatsumi Kimishima was given the roll of Managing Director of NCL.

In June 2014, he was discovered a tumor in his bile duct and had to undergo surgery. Although he recovered from the illness, he relapsed the following year and passed away due to complications on July 11, 2015.

Upon his passing, Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda assumed temporarily the roles of Representative Directors of the company until Tatsumi Kimishima was elected as Iwata's successor on September 16, 2015.

Games

Video game System Role Other info
Star Battle (1981) Commodore Vic-20 Creator[1] Based on Galaxian, which Commodore had the license to, but only for Japan. It was taken off the market because of this, so it's a little tough to find.
Super Billiards (1983) MSX Creator Satoru Iwata's role is unclear in this game. In the credits it simply says "by Satoru Iwata" and the two other men who were involved.
Joust NES Programmer Satoru Iwata's first game on the NES, although it wouldn't be released due to "various circumstances".
Pinball (1984) NES Programmer First game Satoru Iwata worked on published by Nintendo.
Golf (1984) NES Programmer
F-1 Race (1984) NES Programmer
Balloon Fight (1985) NES Programmer
Mach Rider (1985) NES Programmer
Othello (1986) NES Producer Referred to as "S. Iwata". First credit as a producer
Gall Force: Eternal Story (1986) Famicom Disk System Executive Producer, Assistant Programmer, Technical Consultant, Ending Animator First credit as an Executive Producer
Eggerland (1987) Famicom Disk System Producer
Famicom Golf: Japan Course (1987) Famicom Disk System Programmer
Famicom Golf: U.S. Course (1987) Famicom Disk System Programmer
Air Fortress (1987) NES Producer, Technical Advisor
Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race (1987) Famicom Disk System Programmer
Famicom Grand Prix II: 3D Hot Rally (1988) Famicom Disk System Programmer Credited as Wahyo Iwata
Eggerland: Meikyuu no Fukkatsu (1988) NES Producer, Tool Creator Referred to as "S. Iwata". The game was released as Adventures of Lolo in the west.
Rollerball (1988) NES Producer, Tools
Shangai (1989) Game Boy Producer, Programmer
Uchuu Keibitai SDF (1990) NES Technical Supervisor
New Ghostbusters II (1990) NES Technical Supervisor
HAL's Hole in One Golf (1991) SNES Programmer
NES Open Tournament Golf (1991) NES Chief Programmer
Arcana (1992) SNES Technical Advisor
NCAA Basketball (1992) SNES Additional Programming This title was developed in America.
Kirby's Adventure (1993) NES Producer Contributed some programming also
Vegas Stakes (1993) SNES Executive Producer Vegas Stakes came out after Iwata became president of HAL, explaining why he was credited as Executive Producer.
Kirby's Pinball Land (1993) Game Boy Producer
Alcahest (1993) SNES Executive Producer Game published by Square.
Adventures of Lolo (1994) Game Boy Executive Producer
Earthbound (1994) SNES Program Director, Programmer, Coproducer Reworked the program of the game after the development team faced difficulties
Kirby's Dream Course (1994) SNES Producer
Kirby's Dream Land 2 (1995) Game Boy Producer
Vegas Stakes (1995) Game Boy Executive Producer
Kirby Super Star (1996) SNES Producer
Itoi Shigesato no Bass Tsuri No. 1 (1997) SNES Producer
Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997) SNES Chief Producer
Kirby's Star Stacker (1998) SNES Chief Producer
Pocket Monsters Stadium (1998) Nintendo 64 Producer Also helped reprogramming the battle code in a week[2]
Pokémon Red and Blue (1998) Game Boy Special Thanks Credited in the international version of the games
Hey You, Pikachu! (1998) Nintendo 64 Special Thanks
Super Smash Bros. (1999) Nintendo 64 Producer Extended credits as "Negotiation Chief; Computer Player, Test Version Programming; Program Support". Helped Masahiro Sakurai programming the prototype of the game
Pokémon Snap (1999) Nintendo 64 Producer
Pokémon Pinball (1999) Game Boy Color Producer
Pokémon Stadium (1999) Nintendo 64 Producer
Pokémon Gold and Silver (1999) Game Boy Special Thanks Created the compression tools that allowed Game Freak to fit the Kanto region in the game
Custom Robo (1999) Nintendo 64 Special Thanks
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000) Nintendo 64 Supervisor
Itoi Shigesato no Bass Tsuri No. 1 Ketteihan (2000) Nintendo 64 Producer
EarthBound 64 Nintendo 64 Producer Canceled title
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble (2000) Game Boy Color Special Thanks
Pokémon Puzzle League (2000) Nintendo 64 Special Thanks
Pokémon Crystal (2000) Game Boy Color Producer First title as a Nintendo employee
Pokémon Stadium 2 (2000) Nintendo 64 Producer
Chee-Chai Alien (2000) Game Boy Color Nintendo Support staff for Creatures
Wave Race: Blue Storm (2001) GameCube Special Thanks Credited in the international release
Pokémon Party mini (2001) Pokémon mini Producer
Pokémon Zany Cards (2001) Pokémon mini Producer
Pokémon Pinball mini (2001) Pokémon mini Producer
Pokémon Puzzle Collection (2001) Pokémon mini Producer
Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001) GameCube Special thanks Extended credits as "Marketing Supervision". Also helped with programming the game so it could be released on schedule
Pokémon Shock Tetris (2002) Pokémon mini Producer
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002) GameCube Producer Credited as Executive Producer in the Japanese release
Sakura Momoko no Ukiuki Carnival (2002) Game Boy Advance Supervisor
Super Mario Sunshine (2002) GameCube Executive Producer This is the first worldwide release where Satoru Iwata is Executive Producer as the president of Nintendo.
Pokémon Race mini (2002) Pokémon mini Producer
Custom Robo GX (2002) Game Boy Advance Special Thanks
Pichu Bros. mini (2002) Pokémon mini Executive Producer
Balloon Fight-e (2002) e-Reader Executive Producer
Animal Crossing (2002) GameCube Executive Producer Credited in the international release
Machop at Work (2002) e-Reader Executive Producer
Kingler's Day (2002) e-Reader Executive Producer
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (2002) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Doshin the Giant (2002) GameCube Executive Producer Credited in the international release
Star Fox Adventures (2002) GameCube Executive Producer Credited alongside Hiroshi Yamauchi
Togepi no Dai Bouken (2002) Pokémon mini Executive Producer
Mario Party 4 (2002) GameCube Executive Producer
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (2002) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Game & Watch Gallery 4 (2002) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite! (2002) Game Boy Color Executive Producer Credited in the international release
Ice Climber-e (2002) e-Reader Executive Producer
Metroid Fusion (2002) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Metroid Prime (2002) GameCube Executive Producer
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire (2002) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (2002) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2002) GameCube Executive Producer
Nintendo Puzzle Collection (2002) GameCube Executive Producer
Mario Party-e (2003) e-Reader Executive Producer
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak (2003) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer Credited in the international release
Fire Emblem (2003) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
GiFTPiA (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
Hamtaro: Rainbow Rescue (2003) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Pokémon Box: Ruby & Sapphire (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
Donkey Kong Country (2003) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Wario World (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (2003) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Animal Crossing e+ (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (2003) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Kirby Air Ride (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
Pokémon Channel (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
F-Zero GX (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (2003) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Densetsu no Starfy 2 (2003) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
Mario Party 5 (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Pokémon Colosseum (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
F-Zero: GP Legend (2003) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
1080° Avalanche (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
Donkey Konga (2003) GameCube Executive Producer
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Metroid: Zero Mission (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Custom Robo: Battle Revolution (2004) GameCube Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (2004) GameCube Executive Producer
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Mario Golf: Advance Tour (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Pikmin 2 (2004) GameCube Executive Producer
Donkey Kong Country 2 (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Donkey Konga 2 (2004) GameCube Executive Producer
Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004) GameCube Executive Producer
Densetsu no Starfy 3 (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Mario Pinball Land (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Pokémon Emerald (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
WarioWare Twisted! (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
F-Zero Climax (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Mario Power Tennis (2004) GameCube Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004) GameCube Executive Producer
Mario Party 6 (2004) GameCube Executive Producer
Super Mario 64 DS (2004) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
WarioWare Touched! (2004) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Dash (2004) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Daigasso! Band Brothers (2004) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Polarium (2004) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Ridge Racer DS (2004) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (2004) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (2004) GameCube Executive Producer
Mario Party Advance (2005) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Yoshi Touch & Go (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
DK: King of Swing (2005) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Star Fox Assault (2005) GameCube Executive Producer
Play-Yan (2005) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Trace Memory (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Sennen Kazoku (2005) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Donkey Konga 3 (2005) GameCube Executive Producer
Kirby Canvas Curse (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Yakuman DS (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Electroplankton (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005) GameCube Executive Producer
Nintendogs (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
The Tower SP (2005) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Nonono Puzzle Chalien (2005) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Rakubiki Jiten DS (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Chibi-Robo!: Plug Into Adventure! (2005) GameCube Executive Producer
Advance Wars: Dual Strike (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Big Brain Academy (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (2005) GameCube Executive Producer
Mario Superstar Baseball (2005) GameCube Executive Producer
Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (2005) GameCube Executive Producer
Jump Super Stars (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer Credited alongside Shinji Hatano
Geist (2005) GameCube Executive Producer
Dr. Mario & Puzzle League (2005) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Mario Tennis: Power Tour (2005) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Battalion Wars (2005) GameCube Executive Producer
Drill Dozer (2005) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Polarium Advance (2005) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Super Princess Peach (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Trozei! (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Metroid Prime Pinball (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Donkey Kong Country 3 (2005) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Mario Party 7 (2005) GameCube Executive Producer
True Swing Golf (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Mario Kart DS (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team (2005) Nintendo DS / Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Super Mario Strikers (2005) GameCube Executive Producer
Animal Crossing: Wild World (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Tottoko Hamtaro Nazonazo Q: Kumonoue no? Shiro (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day (2005) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
English Training: Have Fun Improving Your Skills (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Baten Kaitos Origins (2006) GameCube Executive Producer
Magnetica (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Tetris DS (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Metroid Prime Hunters (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Ranger (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Odama (2006) GameCube Executive Producer
Densetsu no Starfy 4 (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten DS (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Mother 3 (2006) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
New Super Mario Bros. (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Magical Starsign (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
bit Generations series (2006) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Shaberu! DS Cooking Navi (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Rhythm Tengoku (2006) Game Boy Advance Executive Producer
Star Fox Command (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Chosoju Mecha MG (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Freshly-Picked Tingle Rosy Rupeeland (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Custom Robo Arena (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Otona no Joshiki Ryoku Training DS (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Kirby: Squeak Squad (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Elite Beat Agents (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Yoshi's Island DS (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Master of Illusion (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Wii Sports (2006) Wii Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006) GameCube / Wii Executive Producer
Excite Truck (2006) Wii Executive Producer
Jump Ultimate Stars (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer Credited alongside Shinji Hatano
Wii Play (2006) Wii Executive Producer
WarioWare: Smooth Moves (2006) Wii Executive Producer
Kenkou Ouen Recipe 1000: DS Kondate Zenshuu (2006) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Battle Revolution (2006) Wii Executive Producer
Wario: Master of Disguise (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Picross DS (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Diddy Kong Racing DS (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Jet Impulse (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (2007) Wii Executive Producer
Practise English (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Super Paper Mario (2007) Wii Executive Producer
Planet Puzzle League (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (2007) Wii Executive Producer
Mario Strikers Charged (2007) Wii Executive Producer
Mario Party 8 (2007) Wii Executive Producer
Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Sujin Taisen (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast (2007) Wii Executive Producer
Chibi-Robo!: Park Patrol (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Face Training (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Slide Adventure MAGKID (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Endless Ocean (2007) Wii Executive Producer
DK: Jungle Climber (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007) Wii Executive Producer
Theta (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer Credited alongside Shinji Hatano
Make 10: A Journey of Numbers (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
DS Bungaku Zenshu (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Battalion Wars 2 (2007) Wii Executive Producer
Super Mario Galaxy (2007) Wii Executive Producer
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2007) Wii / Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Mario Party DS (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Link's Crossbow Training (2007) Wii Executive Producer
Wii Fit (2007) Wii Executive Producer
Kousoku Card Battle: Card Hero (2007) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Wii Chess (2008) Wii Executive Producer
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008) Wii Executive Producer
Soma Bringer (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Minna no Joushiki Ryoku TV (2008) Wii Executive Producer
DS Bimoji Training (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Dr. Mario Online Rx (2008) WiiWare Executive Producer
My Pokémon Ranch (2008) WiiWare Executive Producer
Mario Kart Wii (2008) Wii Executive Producer
Fossil Fighters (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Magnetica Twist (2008) WiiWare Executive Producer
Crosswords DS (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Glory of Heracles (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Mario Super Sluggers (2008) Wii Executive Producer
Personal Trainer: Cooking (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Jam with the Band (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
The Legendary Starfy (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Wario Land: Shake It! (2008) Wii Executive Producer
Rhythm Heaven (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen (2008) Wii Executive Producer
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Captain Rainbow (2008) Wii Executive Producer
Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Platinum (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Disaster: Day of Crisis (2008) Wii Executive Producer
Art Style series (2008) WiiWare / DSiWare Executive Producer
Wii Music (2008) Wii Executive Producer
Style Savvy (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Personal Trainer: Walking (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Animal Crossing: City Folk (2008) Wii Executive Producer
New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (2008) Wii Executive Producer
WarioWare: Snapped! (2008) DSiWare Executive Producer
Bird and Beans (2008) DSiWare Executive Producer
Paper Airplane Chase (2008) DSiWare Executive Producer
Flipnote Studio (2008) DSiWare Executive Producer
Dr. Mario Express (2008) DSiWare Executive Producer
Brain Age Express: Math / Arts & Letters / Sudoku (2008) DSiWare Executive Producer
New Play Control! Pikmin (2008) Wii Executive Producer
100 Classic Books (2008) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
DS Uranai Seikatsu (2009) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Another Code: R - A Journey Into Lost Memories (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
New Play Control! Metroid Prime (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Picross 3D (2009) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
New Play Control! Pikmin 2 (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Bonsai Barber (2009) WiiWare Executive Producer Credited as "Estate Manager"
Excitebots: Trick Racing (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (2009) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
WarioWare: D.I.Y. (2009) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Punch-Out!! (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Takt of Magic (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (2009) DSiWare Executive Producer
New Play Control! Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2009) Wii Executive Producer
New Play Control! Chibi-Robo! (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Pokémon Rumble (2009) WiiWare Executive Producer
Tomodachi Collection (2009) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Wii Sports Resort (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Okaeri! Chibi Robo! Happy Richie Dai Souji (2009) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon (2009) WiiWare Executive Producer
Irozuki Tingle no Koi no Balloon Trip (2009) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Rock N' Roll Climber (2009) WiiWare Executive Producer
Metroid Prime Trilogy (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Metal Torrent (2009) DSiWare Executive Producer
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (2009) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Art Academy (2009) DSiWare Executive Producer
Picturebook Games: The Royal Bluff (2009) DSiWare Executive Producer
Endless Ocean: Blue World (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Wii Fit Plus (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009) Wii / Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Excitebike: World Rally (2009) WiiWare Executive Producer
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009) Wii Executive Producer
Eco Shooter: Plant 530 (2009) WiiWare Executive Producer
Trajectile (2009) DSiWare Executive Producer
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure (2009) Wii Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (2009) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
A Kappa's Trail (2009) DSiWare Executive Producer
Photo Dojo (2009) DSiWare Executive Producer
Starship Defense (2009) DSiWare Executive Producer
Last Window: The Secret of Cape West (2010) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Zangeki no Reginleiv (2010) Wii Executive Producer
Aura-Aura Climber (2010) DSiWare Executive Producer
Looksley's Line Up (2010) DSiWare Executive Producer
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (2010) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Ando Kensaku (2010) Wii Executive Producer
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010) Wii Executive Producer
X-Scape (2010) DSiWare Executive Producer
Xenoblade Chronicles (2010) Wii Executive Producer
Art Academy (2010) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem (2010) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Line Attack Heroes (2010) WiiWare Executive Producer
Metroid: Other M (2010) Wii Executive Producer
Pokémon Black and White (2010) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010) Wii Executive Producer
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (2010) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Flingsmash (2010) Wii Executive Producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (2010) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Fossil Fighters: Champions (2010) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010) Wii Executive Producer
Snowpack Park (2010) WiiWare Executive Producer
Mario Sports Mix (2010) Wii Executive Producer
Fluidity (2010) WiiWare Executive Producer
The Last Story (2011) Wii Executive Producer
Nintendogs + Cats (2011) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pilotwings Resort (2011) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Steel Diver (2011) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure (2011) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pandora's Tower (2011) Wii Executive Producer
Pokédex 3D (2011) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
3D Classics series (2011) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Wii Play: Motion (2011) Wii Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (2011) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident (2011) Wii Executive Producer
Star Fox 64 3D (2011) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Rhythm Heaven Fever (2011) Wii Executive Producer
Kirby Mass Attack (2011) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Rumble Blast (2011) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pushmo (2011) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition (2011) DSiWare Executive Producer
Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011) Wii Executive Producer
Super Mario 3D Land (2011) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond (2011) Wii Executive Producer
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (2011) Wii / Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword (2011) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011) Wii Executive Producer
Mario Kart 7 (2011) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Swapnote (2011) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Kiki Trick (2012) Wii Executive Producer
Dillon's Rolling Western (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Mario Party 9 (2012) Wii Executive Producer Credited alongside Shinji Hatano
Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Fire Emblem: Awakening (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Mario Tennis Open (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pokémon: Black 2 and White 2 (2012) Nintendo DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Dream Radar (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Project Zero 2: Wii Edition (2012) Wii Executive Producer
Culdcept (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pokedex 3D Pro (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Kirby's Dream Collection (2012) Wii Executive Producer
New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Brain Age: Concentration Training (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone! (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive! (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Tokyo Crash Mobs (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
HarmoKnight (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Style Savvy: Trendsetters (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Crosswords Plus (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Credited alongside Shinya Takahashi
Crashmo (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
New Super Mario Bros. U (2012) Wii U Executive Producer
Nintendo Land (2012) Wii U Executive Producer
SiNG Party (2012) Wii U Executive Producer
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (2012) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Lego City Undercover (2013) Wii U Executive Producer
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Game & Wario (2013) Wii U Executive Producer
Nintendoji (2013) DSiWare Executive Producer
Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Tomodachi Life (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Rumble U (2013) Wii U Executive Producer
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Mii Force (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Flower Town (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Warrior's Way (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Monster Manor (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
New Super Luigi U (2013) Wii U Executive Producer
Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pikmin 3 (2013) Wii U Executive Producer
The Wonderful 101 (2013) Wii U Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (2013) Wii U Executive Producer
Pokémon X and Y (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Rayman Legends (2013) Wii U Executive Producer Credited in the Japanese localization
Wii Party U (2013) Wii U Executive Producer Credited alongside Shinji Hatano
Wii Fit U (2013) Wii U Executive Producer
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (2013) Wii U Executive Producer
Daigasso! Band Brothers P (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Super Mario 3D World (2013) Wii U Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Mario Party: Island Tour (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Credited alongside Shinji Hatano
Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre (2013) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Dr. Luigi (2013) Wii U Executive Producer
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Trine 2: Director's Cut (2014) Wii U Executive Producer Credited in the Japanese localization
Steel Diver: Sub Wars (2014) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (2014) Wii U Executive Producer
Fossil Fighters: Frontier (2014) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Battle Trozei (2014) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Yoshi's New Island (2014) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Mario Golf: World Tour (2014) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Mario Kart 8 (2014) Wii U Executive Producer
The Band of Thieves and the 1000 Pokémon (2014) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pokémon Art Academy (2014) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Pushmo World (2014) Wii U Executive Producer
Kirby Fighters Deluxe (2014) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe (2014) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Hyrule Warriors (2014) Wii U Executive Producer Credited in the international version
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (2014) Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Executive Producer
Bayonetta 2 (2014) Wii U Executive Producer
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (2014) Wii U Executive Producer
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (2014) Wii U Executive Producer
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (2014) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
BOXBOY! (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (2015) Wii U Executive Producer
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (2015) Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Executive Producer
Mario Party 10 (2015) Wii U Executive Producer
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Ultimate Angler (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Battleground Z (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
The Swapper (2015) Wii U Executive Producer Credited in the Japanese localization
Pokémon Rumble World (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Credited in the inernational version
Xenoblade Chronicles X (2015) Wii U Executive Producer
Stretchmo (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Splatoon (2015) Wii U Executive Producer
Rhythm Heaven Megamix (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Credited only in the Japanese version
Fire Emblem Fates (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer
Yoshi's Woolly World (2015) Wii U Executive Producer
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Posthumous release
Devil's Third (2015) Wii U Executive Producer Posthumous release
Real Dasshutsu Game x Nintendo 3DS (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Posthumous release
Super Mario Maker (2015) Wii U Executive Producer Posthumous release
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Posthumous release
Picross 3D: Round 2 (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Posthumous release
Chibi-Robo!: Zip Lash (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Posthumous release
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Posthumous release
Pokémon Picross (2015) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Posthumous release
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (2015) Wii U Executive Producer Posthumous release
Hyrule Warriors Legends (2016) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Posthumous release. Credited in the international version
Great Detective Pikachu (2016) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Posthumous release
Star Fox Zero (2016) Wii U Executive Producer Posthumous release. Credited alongside Tatsumi Kimishima
Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Posthumous release
Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2016) Nintendo 3DS Executive Producer Posthumous release. Credited alongside Tatsumi Kimishima
Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016) Wii U Executive Producer Posthumous release. Credited alongside Tatsumi Kimishima
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) Wii U / Nintendo Switch Executive Producer Posthumous release. Credited alongside Tatsumi Kimishima
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017) Nintendo Switch Executive Producer Posthumous release. Credited alongside Tatsumi Kimishima

Trivia

References

  1. https://tcrf.net/Star_Battle
  2. http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/ds/pokemon/0/2
  3. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Iwata-Asks/Iwata-Asks-Pokemon-HeartGold-Version-SoulSilver-Version/Iwata-Asks-Pokemon-HeartGold-Version-SoulSilver-Version/3-Just-Being-President-Was-A-Waste-/3-Just-Being-President-Was-A-Waste--225951.html
  4. https://twitter.com/YujiHorii/status/620495404816203776

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