Fans pay tribute to Satoru Iwata outside Nintendo of America HQ


“Thanks for everything Mr. Iwata!” It’s a brief message from NeoGAF, but the wider gaming community has been at a loss for words after news emerged that the Nintendo president had passed away.

It is one of many tributes being placed outside Nintendo of America’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Staff have highlighted them as they leave for the day, another seeing a Silver Mario amiibo clutching a bunch of bananas.

Meanwhile, New York’s Nintendo World has invited fans to visit their memorial where visitors can pay their respects by leaving their messages and fond memories. Written in notebooks, these will then be forwarded on to Nintendo of America.

Rest in peace, Iwata-san.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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