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There’s Going To Be A Splatoon Drawing Event On Miiverse To Honour Iwata

MariChan from Nintendo has taken to Miiverse to thank the fans for all their lovely messages to former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. The team at Nintendo wanted to do something fun and special to commemorate Satoru Iwata so they have decided to announce a community driven Splatoon drawing event. We should get more details on the Art Academy Events community page at the end of the month, so stay tuned.

Hello everyone! MariChan here. Thank you so much for your outpouring of messages about Mr Iwata. Miiverse and everyone on it held a very special place in his heart, so I know he’d be very happy. Mr Iwata’s passing was an extremely painful time for all of us, but I feel like it’s our duty to carry on making Miiverse a fun and awesome place so we can keep his spirit alive! To that end, we’re planning a Splatoon drawing event. Look forward to more details in an announcement on the Art Academy Events community page on 31 July!

14 comments

  1. I honestly don’t see the connection of why honoring a splatoon contest to iwata. Like they could at least given him his own fucking contest dedicated specially towards him and him only

    1. It’s not easy to draw a human, let alone someone from the real world. So it makes it easier to draw something cartoony like any of the characters in the Nintendo universe.

      Besides, Mr. Iwata DID produce Splatoon so they have every right to make this related to something he helped become a reality.

      1. I think what he meant flew right over your head. I’m pretty sure he’s talking about an actual Splatoon event in the game itself in honor of Iwata, not this event on the dying, rotting-away Miiverse.

  2. Not being rude but this seems more of a way of promoting Splatoon than honouring Iwata. Which is just wrong. If they want to do it right it should just be a dedicated Iwata contest using either Art Academy or the sketch pad in Miiverse. It would also give people the freedom to use other Nintendo characters. I think Kirby is maybe the most fitting considering Iwata’s game development past.

    1. It could be. But Nintendo is probably only advertising this on Miiverse & Splatoon itself, so it’s not that big of a “let’s use Iwata’s death to promote Splatoon.” But at the same time, I think this is something Iwata would actually want them to do if it helps get more people to enjoy the game itself if they aren’t already.

    2. But if they are doing this to promote Splatoon more than it is to honor Iwata, shame on them.

  3. WHOA WHOA WHOA, hold on, THAT IS NOT TALKING ABOUT GAMES, they just said thats why the restrictions are in place, cause people talked about non game related stuff, so people will get banned for drawing Iwata pics. Get ready for that.

  4. Some of those drawings will probably have Iwata upset with this redesign because it’s killing Miiverse. But the irony of those kind of drawings will be the fact this redesign was most likely approved by him before he passed away. In fact, wasn’t he still alive when we got the news about the redesign?

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