Mr. Satoru Iwata, CEO and previous software developer at Nintendo sadly passed away on July 11, 2015. We will all miss him greatly!
Mr. Iwata began his career at HAL laboratory in 1983 as a software developer. He was involved in the production of such games as Kirby, Earthbound and Balloon fight. He also assisted with the development of Pokemon Gold and Silver and Pokemon Snap. Working all the way up the ladder, he eventually became CEO of Nintendo of America in 2013.
Since I haven’t updated the site in quite a while, just in case you have been living under a rock, the Rareware developers of old are at it again, this time on their own — with a brand new platformer game, Yooka-Laylee! The game is being funded by kickstarter and there are only 10 days to go before the funding rounds end! They have raised over 2.7 million dollars so far so the game is definitely coming. Yooka-Laylee will be released for Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Wii U!
Nintendo has finally broken tradition and will be releasing games on Androids, iPhones and more? At least within the coming years. Nintendo will not be dedicating internal resources to the games however — they will be partnering up with the biggest smartphone game company in Japan, DeNA Co., Ltd. This must be a popular decision as Nintendo’s stock has jumped nearly $4 today so far.