Iwata praised for his influence that "will make people around the world smile."
Iwata served as one of Nintendo's top executives for more than a decade, as the company faced increasing competition from Microsoft and Sony.
Platform holder doesn't intend to abandon 3DS and Wii U owners for NX; will still release games for them.
Nintendo hasn't announced any plans to pursue virtual reality in any upcoming game system, but Nintendo's roots are already deep in all the pieces that could make it work.
The Japanese game maker is hosting an online-only press conference to talk about its Wii U game console, 3DS handheld and other future plans.
The 3DS remake of the 2000 Nintendo 64 title The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask has officially been announced, scheduled for Q3 2015.
Can figurines be a way to save the Wii U? Nintendo seems to be banking heavily that they can in the middle of a early-life crisis for an embattled gaming console. That and a handful of familiar 3DS and Wii U games, with one or two surprises.
Nintendo needs to make the Wii U compelling again. Here's the list of games hitting this year, in 2015, and beyond.
Nintendo icon Shigeru Miyamoto says that the 3DS is the "best" handheld in this generation, and now the company is thinking about the next handheld it'll launch.
The man behind Mario has slammed the PS Vita, saying it isn't being executed properly.