This week, we are dedicating Episode 54 to the remembrance of Satoru Iwata, who passed away on July 11, 2015. He was the President and CEO of Nintendo. Nintendo fans around the world were shocked when the news was announced and it has been a pretty sad week through gaming websites, social media, and Miiverse. Tons of articles, memories and illustrations have been shared showing our appreciation to the man who brought us happiness while with Nintendo for the past 13 years.
We come together to share our memories of Mr. Iwata, learn about his accomplishments with some trivia, and looking ahead to Nintendo’s future.
The theme song has been replaced with a remix of the theme from Balloon Fight, which Satoru Iwata was a programmer for. This song was created by the original composer for Balloon Fight and many other Nintendo games, Chip Tanaka. You can listen to the full version on his SoundCloud.