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Satoru Iwata

Also Known As

  • S. Iwata

Game Credits

Business

Fire Emblem Awakening (2012)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011)   (Executive Producer)
Super Mario 3D Land (2011)   (Executive Producer)
Tomodachi Collection (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Jam with the Band (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Facening de Hyōjō Yutaka ni Inshō... (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Slide Adventure: Mag Kid (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Theta (2007)   (Executive Producer)
English Training: Have Fun Improving Your Skills (2006)   (Executive Producer)
True Swing Golf (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)   (Supervisors)
 

Production

Mario Kart 8 (2014)   (Executive Producer)
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (2013)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013)   (Executive Producer)
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (2013)   (Executive Producer)
New Super Luigi U (2013)   (Executive Producer)
Animal Crossing: New Leaf (2012)   (Executive Producer)
Dillon's Rolling Western (2012)   (Executive Producer)
Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012)   (Executive Producer)
Kiki Trick (2012)   (Executive Producer)
Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition (2012)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Party 9 (2012)   (Executive Producers)
Mario Tennis Open (2012)   (Executive Producer)
New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)   (Executive Producer)
Nintendo Land (2012)   (Executive Producer)
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Black Version 2 (2012)   (Executive Producers)
Pokémon Dream Radar (2012)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon White Version 2 (2012)   (Executive Producers)
Kirby: Mass Attack (2011)   (Executive Producer)
The Last Story (2011)   (Executive Producer)
Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure (2011)   (Executive Producers)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (2011)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Kart 7 (2011)   (Executive Producer)
Pilotwings Resort (2011)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Black Version (2011)   (Executive Producers)
Pokémon White Version (2011)   (Executive Producers)
Pushmo (2011)   (Executive Producer)
Rhythm Heaven Fever (2011)   (Executive Producer)
Star Fox 64 3D (2011)   (Executive Producer)
Steel Diver (2011)   (Executive Producer)
Art Style: light trax (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Endless Ocean: Blue World (2010)   (Executive Producer)
FlingSmash (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Fluidity (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Kirby's Epic Yarn (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Last Window: The Secret of Cape West (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Looksley's Line Up (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Sports Mix (2010)   (Executive Producers)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Metroid: Other M (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Photo Dojo (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (2010)   (Executive Producers)
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)   (Executive Producer)
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Xenoblade Chronicles (2010)   (Executive Producer)
Another Code: R - A Journey into Lost Memories (2009)   (Executive Producer)
ExciteBots: Trick Racing (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Fossil Fighters (2009)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)   (Executive Producers)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (2009)   (Executive Producer)
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Paper Airplane Chase (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Picross 3D (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon HeartGold Version (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Rumble (2009)   (Executive Producers)
Pokémon SoulSilver Version (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Punch-Out!! (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Wii Fit Plus (2009)   (Executive producer)
Wii Sports Resort (2009)   (Executive Producer)
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (2008)   (Executive Producers)
Animal Crossing: City Folk (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Captain★Rainbow (2008)   (Executive Producer)
CrossworDS (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Dr. Mario Online Rx (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (2008)   (Executive Producers)
Glory of Heracles (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008)   (Executive Producer)
The Legendary Starfy (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Kart Wii (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Super Sluggers (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Platinum Version (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (2008)   (Executive Producers)
Rhythm Heaven (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Soma Bringer (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Super Smash Bros.: Brawl (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Wario Land: Shake It! (2008)   (Executive Producer)
Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen (2008)   (Executive Producers)
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree (2007)   (Executive Producer)
BWii: Battalion Wars 2 (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Chibi-Robo!: Park Patrol (2007)   (Executive Producer)
DK: Jungle Climber (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Endless Ocean (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day (2007)   (Executive Producers)
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (2007)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Party 8 (2007)   (Executive Producers)
Mario Party DS (2007)   (Executive Producers)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Strikers Charged (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Picross DS (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Planet Puzzle League (2007)   (Executive Producers)
Super Mario Galaxy (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Super Paper Mario (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Wario: Master of Disguise (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Wii Fit (2007)   (Executive Producer)
Baten Kaitos Origins (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Boundish (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Coloris (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Custom Robo Arena (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Digidrive (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Dotstream (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Elite Beat Agents (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Excite Truck (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Jump Ultimate Stars (2006)   (Executive Producer (エグゼクティブプロデューサー))
Kirby: Squeak Squad (2006)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Magical Starsign (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Magnetica (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Hoops 3 on 3 (2006)   (Executive Producers)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Master of Illusion (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Metroid Prime: Hunters (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Mother 3 (2006)   (Executive Producer)
New Super Mario Bros. (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Odama (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Orbient (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Battle Revolution (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Diamond Version (2006)   (Executive Producers)
Pokémon Pearl Version (2006)   (Executive Producers)
Pokémon Ranger (2006)   (Executive Producers)
Rhythm Tengoku (2006)   (Executive Producers)
Rotohex (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Soundvoyager (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Star Fox Command (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Tetris DS (2006)   (Executive Producer)
WarioWare: Smooth Moves (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Wii Play (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Wii Sports (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Yoshi's Island DS (2006)   (Executive Producer)
Advance Wars: Dual Strike (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Animal Crossing: Wild World (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Battalion Wars (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Big Brain Academy (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Brain Age²: More Training in Minutes a Day! (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Chibi-Robo!: Plug into Adventure! (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Dance Dance Revolution Mario Mix (2005)   (Executive Producers)
DK: King of Swing (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Drill Dozer (2005)   (Executive Producers)
Dr. Mario & Puzzle League (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Electroplankton (2005)   (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Geist (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Jump Superstars (2005)   (Executive Producer (エグゼクティブプロデューサー))
Kirby: Canvas Curse (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Kart DS (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Party 7 (2005)   (Executive Producers)
Mario Party Advance (2005)   (Executive Producers)
Mario Superstar Baseball (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Tennis: Power Tour (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Metroid Prime Pinball (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Nintendogs (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Trozei! (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Polarium Advance (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Star Fox Assault (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Super Mario Strikers (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Super Princess Peach (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Trace Memory (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Yakuman DS (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Yoshi Touch & Go (2005)   (Executive Producer)
Custom Robo (2004)   (Executive Producer )
Daigasso! Band Brothers (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Densetsu no Stafi 3 (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (2004)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (2004)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Golf: Advance Tour (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Party 6 (2004)   (Executive Producers )
Mario Pinball Land (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Power Tennis (2004)   (Executive Producer )
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2004)   (Executive Producer )
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004)   (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
Metroid: Zero Mission (2004)   (Executive Producer )
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Pikmin 2 (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Dash (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Emerald Version (2004)   (Executive Producers)
Pokémon FireRed Version (2004)   (Executive Producers)
Pokémon LeafGreen Version (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Polarium (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Ridge Racer DS (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Super Mario 64 DS (2004)   (Executive Producer)
WarioWare: Touched! (2004)   (Executive Producer)
WarioWare: Twisted! (2004)   (Executive Producer)
Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (2004)   (Executive Producer)
1080° Avalanche (2003)   (Executive Producer )
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Densetsu no Stafi 2 (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Donkey Konga (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Fire Emblem (2003)   (Executive Producer)
F-Zero: GP Legend (2003)   (Executive Producer )
F-Zero GX (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Giftpia (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Hamtaro Rainbow Rescue (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Kirby Air Ride (2003)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Party 5 (2003)   (Executive Producers )
Mario Party-e (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Box: Ruby & Sapphire (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Channel (2003)   (Executive Producers)
Pokémon Colosseum (2003)   (Executive Producer)
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003)   (Executive Producer)
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Wario World (2003)   (Executive Producer)
Doshin the Giant (2002)   (Executive Producer)
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002)   (Producers)
Game & Watch Gallery 4 (2002)   (Executive Producer)
Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak (2002)   (Executive Producer)
Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland (2002)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords (2002)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2002)   (Executive Producer)
Mario Party 4 (2002)   (Executive Producers)
Metroid Fusion (2002)   (Executive Producer)
Metroid Prime (2002)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Ruby Version (2002)   (Executive Producers )
Pokémon Sapphire Version (2002)   (Executive Producers)
Star Fox Adventures (2002)   (Executive Producers)
Super Mario Sunshine (2002)   (Executive Producer)
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (2002)   (Executive Producer)
Animal Crossing (2001)   (Executive Producer)
Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite! (2001)   (Executive Producer)
Kingler's Day (2001)   (Executive Producer)
Machop at Work (2001)   (Excutive Producer)
Pikmin (2001)   (Executive Producer)
Pokémon Pinball mini (2001)   (Producers)
Pokémon Puzzle Collection (2001)   (Producers)
Pokémon Crystal Version (2000)   (Producers)
Pokémon Stadium 2 (2000)   (Producers )
Pokémon Snap (1999)   (Producer)
Pokémon Stadium (1999)   (Producers )
Super Smash Bros. (1999)   (Producer)
Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997)   (Chief Producer)
Kirby's Star Stacker (1997)   (Chief Producer)
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Tr... (1996)   (Executive Producer)
Kirby Super Star (1996)   (Producer)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995)   (Executive Producer )
Kirby's Dream Land 2 (1995)   (Producers)
Vegas Stakes (1995)   (Executive Producer)
Adventures of Lolo (1994)   (Executive Producer)
Donkey Kong Country (1994)   (Executive Producer )
EarthBound (1994)   (Co-Producer)
Kirby's Dream Course (1994)   (Producers)
Alcahest (1993)   (Executive Producer)
Kirby's Adventure (1993)   (Producer)
Vegas Stakes (1993)   (Executive Producer)
Shanghai (1989)   (Producer)
Eggerland: Meikyū no Fukkatsu (1988)   (Producer)
Famicom Tantei Club: Kieta Kōkeisha (1988)   (Executive Producer (uncredited))
Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)   (Executive Producer)
Air Fortress (1987)   (Technical Advisers)
Eggerland (1987)   (Producer)
Famicom Mukashibanashi: Shin Onigashima (1987)   (Executive Producer (制作))
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987)   (Executive Producer)
Gall Force: Eternal Story (1986)   (Executive Producer)
The Legend of Zelda (1986)   (Executive Producer)
Othello (1986)   (Producer)
Balloon Fight (1985)   (Executive Producer)
Ghosts 'N Goblins (1985)   (Executive Producer (uncredited))
Super Mario Bros. (1985)   (Executive producers)
Ice Climber (1984)   (Executive Producer)
Rollerball (1984)   (Co-production)
Donkey Kong (1981)   (Executive Producers (uncredited))
 

Design

EarthBound (1994)   (Program Director)
 

Programming/Engineering

EarthBound (1994)   (Programmers)
Arcana (1992)   (Technical Adviser)
NCAA Basketball (1992)   (Additional Programming)
NES Open Tournament Golf (1991)   (Chief Programmer)
New Ghostbusters II (1990)   (Technical Supervisor)
Uchūkeibitai SDF (1990)   (Technical supervisor)
Shanghai (1989)   (Programmers)
Eggerland: Meikyū no Fukkatsu (1988)   (Tool Creators)
Famicom Grand Prix II 3D Hot Rally (1988)   (Programmers)
Family Computer Golf: Japan Course (1987)   (Programmer )
Family Computer Golf: U.S. Course (1987)   (Programer)
Hole in One Professional (1986)   (Programmer)
Balloon Fight (1985)   (Program (uncredited))
F1 Race (1984)   (Program (uncredited))
Pinball (1984)   (Program (uncredited))
Super Billiards (1983)   (By)
Car Race ][ (1980)   (Developed by)
 

Localization

Project Zero 2: Wii Edition (2012)   (Executive Producer)
Trine 2: Director's Cut (2012)   (Executive Producer)
Orbient (2006)   (Executive Producer)
 

Technology

Gall Force: Eternal Story (1986)   (Technical Consultant)
 

Thanks

Major League Baseball 2K8: Fantasy All-Stars (2008)   (Special Thanks)
My Word Coach (2007)   (Thanks)
Super Smash Bros.: Melee (2001)   (Special Thanks)
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble (2000)   (Special Thanks)
Pokémon Puzzle League (2000)   (Special Thanks)
Pokémon Gold Version (1999)   (Special Thanks)
Pokémon Silver Version (1999)   (Special Thanks)
Hey You, Pikachu! (1998)   (Special Thanks)
Pokémon Blue Version (1996)   (Special Thanks )
Pokémon Red Version (1996)   (Special Thanks )
 

Other

Kirby's Pinball Land (1993)   (Staff)
 


Developer Biography

Satoru Iwata (岩田 聡), born December 6, 1959, is currently the fourth president of Nintendo, and was the former president of HAL Laboratory.

During high school, Iwata created simplistic games that were playable on calculators, and once he completed college at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1982, he joined HAL the following year. Over the years, Iwata has been heavily involved in the Kirby series, as well as other well-known video games such as Balloon Fight and EarthBound.

In 1993, Iwata became president of HAL Laboratory, Inc.

In 2000, Iwata left HAL, becoming leader of Nintendo's corporate planning division.

On May 31, 2002, Hiroshi Yamauchi, president of Nintendo Co., Ltd. for 52 years, retired from the company. Yamauchi named Iwata as his successor, and Iwata has held this position to this day. Even so, Iwata continues to aid HAL to this day, and is even said to work as an artist for the company, creating concept art for the Kirby series.

Last updated: Jun 29, 2012