A Nintendo representative has told online gaming publication Polygon that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata won’t be attending E3 next week due to health related reasons. Iwata has been instructed by his doctor not to travel overseas at this moment in time. However, it’s still business as usual for the Nintendo president.
“He’s been instructed by his physician not to travel overseas in the immediate future, and so he will not be making the trip to Los Angeles. Please understand that it is business as usual for Mr. Iwata, and he continues his normal duties as president of Nintendo Co., Ltd. while he remains in Japan. As always, he will be actively involved in all of Nintendo’s activities at the show.”
This is sad news for him, and no matter how much I am not a fan of his currently, nobody deserves to be ill, so I hope he gets better soon, that said without him at E3 I see this a good thing. Hope he gets better though, but its no surprise will all the stress he has had since the Wii U launched.