Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will miss another E3 this year as he focuses on business in Japan.
According to IGN, Iwata won't be in attendance at the event in Los Angeles. Nevertheless, he plans to be in "constant contact" with the team in L.A. as they prepare for the digital conference and Treehouse showcase.
Nintendo released the following statement to elaborate on the news.
Iwata's absence from last year's E3 was due to health issues. It's unfortunate that he has to miss another E3, but at least an illness isn't preventing him from attending this time.