Nintendo President Skipping E3 2014 Due to Health Concerns

Satoru Iwata isn't fit to travel overseas but will continue work as usual in Japan.

Posted By | On 06th, Jun. 2014

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Nintendo will be at E3 2014 to present some new games and update us on the status of known titles like Super Smash Bros and Bayonetta 2. However, president Satoru Iwata won’t be present this time around.

Nintendo vice president of corporate affairs Cindy Gordon told Polygon in an email that Iwata has “been instructed by his physician not to travel overseas in the immediate future, and so he will not be making the trip to Los Angeles.

“Please understand that it is business as usual for Mr. Iwata, and he continues his normal duties as president of Nintendo Co., Ltd. while he remains in Japan. As always, he will be actively involved in all of Nintendo’s activities at the show.”

Like last year, the company will be releasing a Nintendo Direct presentation focused on E3 on June 10th. It won’t feel the same without Iwata but it’s good to know the man isn’t in the worst shape.


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