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The Ask Iwata tribute book is being translated into more languages

While the upcoming Ask Iwata book, a carefully selected collection of conversations and snippets from the Ask Iwata series of interviews, is being released in English on 13th April, it’s been announced that the book is being translated into more languages. The book, also known as ‘Iwata-San’ will be released in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

The French translation is on track to being released on 1st April, while the German version will be available to purchase from 20th April. The Spanish and Simplified Chinese translations will be available later this year.

If you’re interested in buying Ask Iwata and reading what will undoubtedly be a warming selection of quotes from the late president of Nintendo who sadly passed away in 2015, then take a look at the description taken from Amazon UK below:

In this motivational collection, Satoru Iwata addresses diverse subjects such as locating bottlenecks, how success breeds resistance to change, and why programmers should never say no. Drawn from the “Iwata Asks” series of interviews with key contributors to Nintendo games and hardware, and featuring conversations with renowned Mario franchise creator Shigeru Miyamoto and creator of EarthBound Shigesato Itoi, Ask Iwata offers game fans and business leaders an insight into the leadership, development, and design philosophies of one of the most beloved figures in gaming history.

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6 comments

  1. Little did you know, Iwata was an expert in military shooters. He’d get those grenade kills all day long.

  2. I know it’s not the English version and it’s in whatever other language (looks like German), but seeing “Frag Iwata” not only sounds wrong, but it makes me chuckle.

  3. Shame that conman ran Nintendo into the ground. Took his death for Nintendo to break free and pulloff a last second comeback.

    1. I find your comment very disrespectful. No one can deny that the Wii U was a failure but surely you know that Iwata was CEO for the whole development of the Wii, Nintendo’s greatest success and even during the Wii U years the 3DS was hardly a failure. I don’t know how far back the concept for the Switch went, but it may be that he had a lot to do with that as well. Let’s be honest, the frustration of disappointing Nintendo Directs is still as present now as it ever was in Iwata’s time, you’re wrong to suggest that all the bad things about Nintendo have gone away.

    2. Iwata was the head developer for the Switch up until he died (less than 2 years before launch). You must not know much about what goes on behind the scenes if you don’t think he’s even partly responsible for the success of the Switch.

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