Last weekend, the gaming world lost one of its biggest innovators. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata was not only one of the most powerful names in gaming, but also among the best-loved.
In many ways, Iwata was Nintendo’s Steve Jobs. Brilliant and passionate, he took a beleaguered company with no clear idea of where it was going at the turn of the century, and helped transform it back into the powerhouse it had been 20 years earlier. Like Jobs, Iwata passed away as a result of cancer in his mid-fifties, after leading his company for just over a decade.
Check out the touching video below for a look back at Iwata’s legacy: