Over two months have passed since the passing of one of gaming’s most influential representatives, Satoru Iwata. He left some incredible shoes to fill, but Nintendo seems to have finally found the right man to wear them.
Tatsumi Kimishima was announced today to be the successor to Iwata as the President of Nintendo. Kimishima is no stranger to Nintendo, as he previously held Nintendo of America’s position as President (now represented by Reggie Fils-Aime) and acted as Representative Director of the Pokémon Company.
It is not yet known how his presence will impact Nintendo as a whole, but with his strong background in business and finance, as well as his influence with Nintendo since the dawn of the 21st century, he will be put to the test and hopefully able to succeed Iwata as Nintendo’s next great President.
Kimishima officially begins on September 16, 2015.