The power of social media has sparked an idea that is taking off across Twitter. Fans are taking to honoring late CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, by downloading his Mii character and racing as him in MarioKart 8. Nintendo fans have been very resourceful when it comes to honoring Iwata-san. Whether that’s through fan art shared on Miiverse and/or online, creating social media #RaceforIwata, or maybe even going into #SmashforIwata since Mii characters are also usable in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS.
If you feel the urge to honor Iwata-san in this way, as well, use your Wii U Gamepad camera or 3DS to scan the QR code below. Iwata-san led a gaming company that has never forgotten that the main reason for their existence was to have fun, so take some time today to have fun, and if you see fit, do so with Iwata-san’s smile.
I hope to see you in the race!
As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!