Last summer, Viz Media revealed that an English language version of the Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Nintendo’s Legendary CEO book was in the works. Preorders opened up in July, but at the time it was uncertain if the release date given for Ask Iwata was the real one. Now, it seems Viz has provided final confirmation that, yeah, actually, that date was right. That date is April 13 in the U.S., while the U.K. release date is set at April 15.
That’s a bit of a wait, but it should be well worth it for fans of Nintendo’s history. Satoru Iwata is one of the most revered figures in the company’s history, steering Nintendo to success during the Wii and DS era. His legacy remains core to what Nintendo do in the current era.
Iwata was also, by all accounts, a stand-up guy and a much-loved executive within the industry. It’ll be interesting to hear his views on a whole manner of gaming topics, along with the words of those around him. The book also features words from Shigeru Miyamoto and EarthBound / Mother creator Shigesato Itoi. All in all, it should be an incredibly interesting read.
Current preorders are for the hardcover version, which features 176 pages of Iwata enlightenment. The Viz Media listing contains links to bookstores in your region, if you’re interested in securing your Ask Iwata copy ahead of the April release date, or you can just go to Amazon.