Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has paid tribute to his predecessor Hiroshi Yamauchi who passed away today, aged 85.
Yamauchi served as Nintendo president from 1949 until 2002, during which time he took Nintendo from a Japanese card game operation to a global videogames company.
In a statement, Iwata said that the company would carry on Yamauchi's sprit by continuing to adapt with the times.
"We will continue to treasure the values Yamauchi taught us - that what makes you unique lies at the core of entertainment. And we at Nintendo will continue to change the company flexibly to adapt to the times, as Yamauchi did, to carry on his spirit."
You can read more tributes to Hiroshi Yamauchi here.