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Nintendo's Satoru Iwata Missing E3 Over Health Issues

Iwata's physician advised the Nintendo leader to take a break from overseas travel.

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Whatever you think of Nintendo's current direction, it's hard to dislike the charming president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata. But Iwata won't be attending E3, according to Polygon.

Nintendo told the publication Iwata was advised by his physician to skip the event.

Iwata will not be making any overseas trips in the "immediate future," said the company, but he continues to participate in his duties as the leader of Nintendo and will, in some ways, still be involved in Nintendo's E3 activities.

Nintendo didn't provide any other details on Iwata's health, but here's hoping there's nothing to worry about. Chances are we can expect him to still host the company's digital E3 "event," aka Nintendo Direct at E3.

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