Tonight in Los Angeles, the absolute best and brilliance of video gaming were honored during tonight’s The Game Awards 2015, but the ceremony also took a poignant moment to honor the life and career of the late Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s former CEO and one of gaming’s greats.
During tonight’s broadcast, Geoff Keighley and The Game Awards took a moment to honor Iwata in a truly touching way, remembering the life and career of Iwata with a touching memorium video highlighting Iwata’s biggest accomplishments, with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime taking the podium afterward to deliver a wonderful speech honoring Iwata, closing out that “Mr. Iwata, I hope you’re smiling right now.”
Following his passing in July of this year, the death of Iwata was surely a big blow to the gaming industry in losing one of its most prominent figures. Whether it was from Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft fans, the loss of Mr. Iwata to the industry and video gaming is a big one, and The Game Awards certainly provided a touching way to honor him during the show.
You can check out the full in memoriam section video below from tonight’s The Game Awards 2015, courtesy of Everything Amiibo: