Mr. Iwata has delivered three prior keynotes at the GDC, each with dramatic results. In 2005 the first information on then-new console code named "Revolution" which would go on to become the Wii. In 2006 he focused on "disrupting development" and shared the Nintendo approach to attracting new players. And in 2009 he revealed The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.
Whatever surprises GDC holds in store this year, Shacknews will be ready and waiting with our complete GDC 2011 coverage.