Nintendo told IGN today that company President Satoru Iwata would be skipping E3 for the second consecutive year in a row. Here is what they had to say regarding the situation:
“Nintendo’s focus for E3 this year will be showcasing the many games we have coming for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Mr. Miyamoto and other members of our development team will be in Los Angeles to explain these games and the unique experiences that each offers. Mr. Iwata’s focus in this period will be on other areas of our business that require his presence in Japan.”
Nintendo assured IGN that Iwata will be in ‘constant contact’ with the away team in Los Angeles, and he will monitor the reaction to Nintendo’s announcements. More as E3 approaches.