Nintendo has announced through IGN that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will not be in attendance at E3 this year, this follows last year when Iwata didn’t turn up for health reasons. However, on a lighter note Nintendo has confirmed a series of their key developers including Shigeru Miyamoto will be in attendence at E3.
In a statement, Nintendo had this to say:
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 has also said that Iwata will be in “constant contact” during the event, and will also be monitoring how people react to the announcements at E3.
At least like last year’s health reasons Iwata has a great excuse for why he won’t be attending E3.