Nintendo has found itself at a crossroads as a company following the tragic passing of the popular Satoru Iwata, who had been the man driving Nintendo into the new generation of consoles.
Today, Nintendo has chosen a path, and presented Tatsumi Kimishima as the new President and head of the creative direction of the company. He will face the tough task of guiding an established company through turbulent times as sales and technology of Nintendo’s flagship console, the Wii U, have struggled to compete in sales and fan interest with the juggernauts Sony and Microsoft.
Despite having large shoes to fill, Kimishima has a good track record with the company, having formerly headed Nintendo of America before being promoted to corporate management.
According to an official document, this announcement also includes other upper-level staff appointments, noticeably including Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto, who have been appointed as Technology and Creative fellows, respectively.
The changes will take place on September 16th. With some new leadership in place, how will Nintendo move forward, and will its general creative direction change? Gamers and media alike will simply have to wait and see.