Shigeki Morimoto hosted Nintendo’s recent surprise Nintendo Direct, and with Satoru Iwata’s health the last couple of years, some Japanese fans have gotten it into their heads that Iwata will be stepping down as Nintendo Direct’s host. Rest assured, despite the rumors, Iwata has every intention of sticking around, though he plans on letting others take the reigns every now and then. In his own words, “This 55-year-old guy won’t be presenting all the time, but will appear in the future” (as translated by Twitter-user Cheesmeister).
.@Nintendo Iwata: Some asked if I'm retiring from ND. This 55-year-old guy won't be presenting all the time, but will appear in the future.
— Cheesemeister (@Cheesemeister3k) May 31, 2015