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.
That was beautiful. I cried at the end. RIP Satoru Iwata
i don't have a tear in my eye
Was watching it thinking "that looks like Braid," then I read that the artist did work on Braid. Good vid
It sure is rainy today.
Its too early here for me to be crying. That was beautiful.
Very touching. Really nice video
That was absolutely wonderful, and quite the touching video. Props to the creators.
Thank you for so, so much you gave us. I will make sure to keep reminding people exactly that.
Wonderful, wonderful video.
Beautuful just beautiful
Really nice touching tribute for a truly wonderful man and a legend of gaming.
DAMMIT MY FACE WAS DRY A FEW MINUTES AGO
Thanks for all the wonderful memories, Iwata-san.
Kirby won't be the same without you...
That was beautiful.
It still surprises me how sad his passing makes me. A few of my gaming friends have said similar things, we all loved and admired the man of course but his passing really hit hard
That made me cry, beautiful. Rest in peace, Satoru Iwata.
Beautifully done. That was a touching tribute.
Beautiful, thanks for posting it, NL
That was beautiful. Wow.
The end definitely triggered something in my eye.
That was well done indeed. A fitting tribute for such an influential figure. Delighted to see tributes to such a nice guy; usually the nice guys aren't remembered as much as they should be.
Tears are rushing down my face... I miss him so much. Iwata was such an idol to me. Rest in peace, Mr. Iwata. We will never understand why you had to leave so soon, but all know you changed lives, including mine, for the better.
I saw this yesterday. It's a really beautiful tribute.
Was 22 seconds in and starting sweating tears. Stunning, beautiful and tense animation with dramatic music. The theme that tried to make you learn is despite Iwata's death, we can still play his games that he put effort into programming.
I can't get tears.....but it was still touching.
Iwata-San, you did beyond greatness. RIP.
To think I could be this sad about someone I've never met, who died a couple months ago. Great work.
That was a nice animation.
The gaming industry should be growing up and part of that is respecting the people that help shape it. It's encouraging to see so much thought and care given to the loss of Satoru Iwata. So glad that one of his contributions to Nintendo was opening up access to its game creators so that we can, as a community, get to know them better.
What a guy, what an inspiration. Rest in peace Iwata-San.
Not in the mood for feels right now but he will be missed.
Beautiful. I shed a tear, but that's because I browse this site on the toilet. I'm sure I would be crying more if I wasn't.
Man, that was perfect. Mad props to the creators.
Simply wonderful. Iwata would be proud to see his contributions to videogames living on so strongly.
@Totaldude911 I can understand why you shed a tear. That was absolutely hilarious.
This did not really touch me at all. I'm sure me and the rest of the folks that didn't cry have black souls. I know I do.
I cried BEFORE even playing the video, remembering my Grandfather.
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