Viz Media have announced the release date of the English Ask Iwata book containing interviews by the late Satoru Iwata.
The Iwata Asks featured the late Nintendo CEO interviewing developers about their games and careers from 2009 to 2015, along with developers of Nintendo consoles. As with past public appearances, Iwata showed a clear and deep love of video games, which helped ingrain him in the minds and hearts of the gaming community.
Iwata passed away in 2015 at 55, due to complications from bile duct cancer. Hobonichi released the Iwata Asks interviews in book format (as Ask Iwata) in 2019, and Viz Media later announced they would produce the book in English.
You can find the full rundown (via Viz Media) below.
Satoru Iwata was the former Global President and CEO of Nintendo and a gifted programmer who played a key role in the creation of many of the world’s best-known games. He led the production of innovative platforms such as the Nintendo DS and the Wii, and laid the groundwork for the development of the wildly successful Pokémon Go game and the Nintendo Switch. Known for his analytical and imaginative mind, but even more for his humility and people-first approach to leadership, Satoru Iwata was beloved by game fans and developers worldwide.
In this motivational collection, Satoru Iwata addresses diverse subjects such as locating bottlenecks, how success breeds resistance to change, and why programmers should never say no. Drawn from the “Iwata Asks” series of interviews with key contributors to Nintendo games and hardware, and featuring conversations with renowned Mario franchise creator Shigeru Miyamoto and creator of EarthBound Shigesato Itoi, Ask Iwata offers game fans and business leaders an insight into the leadership, development and design philosophies of one of the most beloved figures in gaming history.
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