More for everyone: Ask Iwata book to receive nine additional language translations

Ask Iwata translation

At the beginning of the year, we got word the Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Nintendo’s Legendary CEO book was being translated into English. The tome draws from the renowned designer’s “Iwata Asks” set of interviews. It showcases Iwata’s deep knowledge of video games, hardware, and programming. We already know the publication will launch on April 13 in the U.S. and April 15 in the U.K. However, fans from other parts of the globe were curious if they would get translations, as well. They are in luck. Today, the Japanese company Hobonichi has announced Ask Iwata will be offered nine additional language translations.

More Ask Iwata translations mean additional gamers’ minds molded

The other languages Ask Iwata will be available in are: French, German, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

While there isn’t a full list of release dates for the other versions of the volume, there are a few. The French version will launch on April 1, the German on April 20, the Simplified Chinese in the summer, and the Spanish in the fall.

Enthusiasts, will you be picking up any of the Ask Iwata translations? Let us know your language preference with a comment down below.


Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.