The late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata - who sadly passed away last year - has been honoured in a short animated film which pays tribute to the incredible impact he had on the gaming world.

Created by Raber Umphenour, Shawne Benson, David Hellman and Chris Kohler, the clip begins with Iwata mulling over gameplay concepts in Balloon Fight during his time at HAL before moving onto the consoles which would take Nintendo company to new heights - namely the Nintendo DS and Wii, both of which were massive sellers and introduced the concept of gaming to entirely new audiences.

It's a fitting tribute to the great man, and we will freely admit that there were a few "lump-in-throat" moments here in the Nintendo Life office.

[via twitter.com]