Satoru Iwata is a secret character added to the Afterbirth expansion for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. He actually turns out to be the former Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who passed away at July 11, 2015 due to complications from his bile duct tumor.

Started on 2015, once every year on December 6, Isaac was reskinned as Satoru Iwata as tribute.

He has the same stats as Isaac, but starts with The Gamekid and Cartridge.


Satoru Iwata looks identical to himself from real-life, only as a "The Binding of Isaac" version. He sport with jet-black hair, glasses, large eyebrows, and black uniform.


  • December 6 was also Iwata's birthday.
Playable characters

Rebirth: AzazelEdenLazarusThe Lost
Afterbirth: LilithKeeperSatoru Iwata
Afterbirth †: ApollyonThe Forgotten

BabiesBeggarDevil BeggarKey BeggarShell Game BeggarBomb BumShopkeeperOthers
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