Nintendo has given some rather concerning news, that Satoru Iwata won’t be attenting E3 2014 due to his health. :/
Iwata, who is only 54, was apparently advised against travelling by his physicians but is apparently still well enough to work.
Cindy Gordon, who is Nintendo’s vice president of corporate affairs made this statement,
“He’s been instructed by his physician not to travel overseas in the immediate future, and so he will not be making the trip to Los Angeles.
“Please understand that it is business as usual for Mr. Iwata, and he continues his normal duties as president of Nintendo Co., Ltd. while he remains in Japan. As always, he will be actively involved in all of Nintendo’s activities at the show.”
This may or may not be a cause for worry, but it still doesn’t bode well. :/