Thousands of fans attend Satoru Iwata funeral

The creators of both Mario and Sonic have joined together with fans to pay their respects at the funeral of Nintendo’s beloved president.

Over 4,100 fans have paid their respects to former Nintendo CEO and president Satoru Iwata, across two days of funeral services in Kyoto, Japan.

Iwata, aged just 55, died of cancer last weekend, which led to an immediate outpouring of grief from both fans and industry figures from every corner of the gaming world.

Mario and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto and general manager Genyo Takeda are currently sharing Iwata’s role while a permanent replacement in sought.

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