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Satoru Iwata (1959–2015)

Satoru Iwata was born on December 6, 1959 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. He is known for his work on Zeruda no densetsu Towairaito purinsesu (2006), Super Mario Galaxy (2007) and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2002). He was married to Kayoko Iwata. He died on July 11, 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. See full bio »

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 2016 Cartoon Network: Millennium (Video Game) (producer)
 2016 Star Fox Zero (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2016 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2015 The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2015 Super Mario Maker (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2015 Yoshi's Woolly World (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2014 Dairantou sumasshu burazâzu for Wii U (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2014 Poketto monsutâ arufa safaia (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2014 Poketto monsutâ omega rubî (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2014 Dairantou sumasshu burazâzu for Nintendo 3DS (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2014 Mario Kart 8 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2013 Zeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu 2 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2013 Super Mario 3D World (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2013 Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2013 Flower Town (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2012 New Sûpâ Mario burazâzu U (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2012 Tobidase Doubutsu no mori (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2012 Crashmo (Video Game) (producer)
 2012 New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2012 Zero: Shinku No Chou (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2012 Pokémon AR Searcher (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2011 Mario Kart 7 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2011 Zeruda no densetsu: Sukaiwôdo sôdo (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2011 Super Mario 3D Land (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2010 Donkey Kong Country Returns (Video Game) (executive producer: Nintendo of Europe)
 2010 Keito no Kâbî (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2010 Poketto monsutâ Burakku (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2010 Metroid: Other M (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2010 Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2009 Zeruda no densetsu: Daichi no kiseki (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2009 New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2009 Active Health with Carol Vorderman (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2009 Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2009 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2009 Mario & Ruîji RPG 3!!! (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2009 Excitebike World Rally (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2008 Animal Crossing: City Folk (Video Game) (producer)
 2008 Pokémon Platinum Version (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2008 Mario Kart Wii (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2008 Dairantô Sumasshu Burazâzu ekkusu (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2007 Mario Party DS (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2007 Super Mario Galaxy (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2007 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2007 DK: Jungle Climber (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2007 Zeruda no densetsu: Mugen no sunadokei (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2007 Mario Party 8 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2007 Mario Strikers Charged (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2007 Super Paper Mario (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2007 Kaitô Wario the Seven (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2006 Pokemon batoru reboryûshon (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2006 Odoru meido in Wario (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2006 Wii Sports (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2006 Zeruda no densetsu Towairaito purinsesu (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2006 Yoshi's Island DS (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2006 Elite Beat Agents (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2006 Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2006 Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2006 Star Fox Command (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2006 Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2006 New Super Mario Bros. (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2006 Baten Kaitos: Origins (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Super Mario Strikers (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Oideyo Dobutsu no Mori (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Mario Kart DS (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Mario Party 7 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Super Princess Peach (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Drill Dozer (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Battalion Wars (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Dr. Mario & Puzzle League (Video Game short) (executive producer)
 2005 Geist (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Mario Superstar Baseball (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Advance Wars: Dual Strike (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Erekutoropurankuton (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Yakuman DS (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Donkey Konga 3: Tabe-houdai! Haru Mogitate 50 Kyoku (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Trace Memory (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 DK: King of Swing (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Yoshi: Touch & Go (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2005 Mario Party Advance (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Polarium (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 WarioWare Touched! (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Super Mario 64 DS (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Mario Party 6 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Zeruda no densetsu: Fushigi no bôshi (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Mario Power Tennis (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 WarioWare Twisted! (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Pikmin 2 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Mario Pinball Land (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Mario Golf: Advance Tour (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Hoshi no Kâbî: Kagami no Daimeikyuu (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Zeruda no densetsu: 4 tsu no tsurugi + (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Custom Robo: Battle Revolution (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2004 Poketto Monsutâ Rîfugurîn (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 1080: Avalanche (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Pokémon Colosseum (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Mario Party 5 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Kirby Air Ride (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Wario World (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Mario Party-e (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Nintendo Puzzle Collection (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2003 Metroid: Zero Mission (Video Game) (executive producer - as Iwata Satoru)
 2002 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2002 Poketto Monsutâ Rubî (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2002 Poketto Monsutâ Safaia (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2002 Metroid 4 (Video Game) (executive producer - as Iwata Satoru)
 2002 Metroid Prime (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2002 Game & Watch Gallery 4 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2002 Mario Party 4 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2002 Star Fox Adventures (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2002 Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2002 Super Mario Sunshine (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2002 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (Video Game) (producer)
 2001 Dobutsu no mori (Video Game) (executive producer)
 2000 Pokemon: Crystal Version (Video Game) (producer)
 1999 Pokémon: Stadium (Video Game) (producer)
 1999 Pokémon Snap (Video Game) (producer)
 1999 Super Smash Bros. (Video Game) (producer)
 1996 Kirby Super Star (Video Game) (producer)
 1994 Kirby Bowl (Video Game) (producer)
 1994 EarthBound (Video Game) (co-producer)
 1993 Hoshi no Kirby: Yume no izumi no monogatari (Video Game) (producer)
 1984 Balloon Fight (Video Game) (producer)
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