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"Iwata Asks" developer interviews will become a book

Earthbound creator's company to publish collection of discussions between late Nintendo president and developers

Japanese stationery and lifestyle company Hobonichi has revealed it will be publishing a book compilation of late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's developer interviews, known as the "Iwata Asks" series.

Iwata Asks was a series of interviews conducted between Iwata and various Nintendo software and hardware developers that discussed development and design philosophies and processes on various titles. Though conducted and published in Japanese, a number have been translated into English from the DS and Wii era through 3DS and Wii U, and are still available online following Iwata's death in 2015.

TinyCartridge reports that so far, only a Japanese version of the book is planned. The cover was shown off on Twitter by Hobonichi director and former Famitsu editor Yasuhiro Nagata, promising more details next month.

Hobonichi was founded by Shigesato Itoi, creator of the Mother series.

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