Iwata apologises for lack of “hardcore” Nintendo games at E3

Wednesday, 23 July 2008 07:24 GMT By Patrick Garratt

We skipped this yesterday as we got blinded by ubiquity of the whole Nintendo E3 casual hardcore disaster “thing,” but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has actually apologised for the company’s E3 press conference in general.

“If there is any perception that Nintendo is ignoring the core gamers, it’s a misunderstanding and we really want to get rid of that misunderstanding by any means,” he told Forbes.

“We are sorry about [the E3] media briefings, specifically for those who were expecting to see Nintendo show something about Super Mario or Legend of Zelda.

“However, the fact of the matter is the so-called ‘big titles’ need a long, long development period. We really didn’t think this year’s E3 media briefing was the time to do so.”

Fair enough. He’s a real man, is Iwata. More through the link.