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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 June 2000, Iwata left HAL, becoming a Director of Nintendo's corporate planning division. On 31st May 2002, Hiroshi Yamauchi, president of Nintendo Co., Ltd. for 52 years, retired from the company. Yamauchi named Iwata as his successor. In June 2013 he was appointed CEO of Nintendo of America.
Iwata passed away on 11th July 2015 due to a bile duct growth. Tatsumi Kimishima, a veteran of the operations department, succeeded him as President on 15th September 2015.
Credited on 483 games
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|Swords & Soldiers II: Shawarmageddon (2018, Windows)||Special Thanks to Nintendo|
|Membrane (2018, Nintendo Switch)||Thanks for additional support, inspiration and love|
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017, Nintendo Switch)||Executive Producers|
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017, Nintendo Switch)||Executive Producers|
|Runbow (2016, Windows)||In memory of|
|Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016, Wii U)||Executive Producers|
|Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2016, Nintendo 3DS)||Executive Producers|
|Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE (2016, Wii U)||Executive Producers|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016, Nintendo 3DS)||Executive Producer|
|Star Fox Zero (2016, Wii U)||Executive Producers|
|Xenoblade Chronicles X (2015, Wii U)||Executive Producers|
|Pokémon Picross (2015, Nintendo 3DS)||Executive Producers|
|The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (2015, Nintendo 3DS)||Executive Producer|
|Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (2015, Nintendo 3DS)||Executive Producer|
|Picross 3D: Round 2 (2015, Nintendo 3DS)||Executive Producer|
|Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (2015, Nintendo 3DS)||Executive Producers|
|Super Mario Maker (2015, Wii U)||Executive Producer|
|Devil's Third (2015, Wii U)||Executive Producer|
|Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (2015, Nintendo 3DS)||Executive Producer|
|Yoshi's Woolly World (2015, Wii U)||Executive Producer|
[ full credits ]
- 208 games with Leslie Swan
- 187 games with Nathan Bihldorff
- 167 games with Shigeru Miyamoto
- 135 games with Jeff Miller
- 124 games with Hitoshi Yamagami
- 119 games with Shinya Takahashi
- 116 games with Teresa Lillygren
- 111 games with Tim O'Leary
- 107 games with Sean Egan
- 105 games with Eric M. Bush
- 412 games with Nintendo Co., Ltd.
- 367 games with Nintendo of America Inc.
- 290 games with Nintendo of Europe GmbH
- 162 games with Mario Club, Inc.
- 142 games with Nintendo UK
- 112 games with NOA Product Testing
- 105 games with Nortec Multimedia A.E.
- 101 games with Nintendo France SARL
- 99 games with Nintendo of Canada Ltd.
- 94 games with Nintendo Australia Pty., Ltd.