Shigeru Miyamoto “overcome with sadness” at Satoru Iwata’s passing

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News that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has passed away has shaken the wider industry and community.

While our thoughts are very much with his family, such loss will also have a profound impact on his friends and colleagues at Nintendo. The company’s forever enthusiastic Shigeru Miyamoto is one such individual, who today shares that he has been “overcome with sadness” at the news.

“I am surprised at this sudden news and overcome with sadness,” Miyamoto expressed in a statement to IGN.

“The entire development team at Nintendo will remain committed to our development policy which Mr. Iwata and we have been constructing together and to yield the development results which Mr. Iwata would appreciate.”

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