Satoru Iwata won’t be at E3 this year

Nintendo has confirmed to IGN that their president and CEO, Satoru Iwata, won’t be attending E3 again this year. However, Shigeru Miyamoto and other developers will be present at the event.

Here’s Nintendo’s statement:

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 also said that Iwata will be in “constant contact” with the away team at E3 and will be monitoring the reaction to Nintendo’s announcements.