Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the man that brought us the Konami code has died age 61.
In a statement Konami officials said:
“Our thoughts are with Hashimoto-san’s family and friends at this time.”
The Konami code was created by Hashimoto with the intention of being the only person using it.
“I hadn’t played that much and obviously couldn’t beat it myself, so I put in the Konami Code,” Hashimoto said in a 2003 interview. “Because I was the one who was going to be using it, I made sure it was easy to remember.”
Konami went on to use the code In a lot of it's other titles making it one of the most well known cheat codes ever made and so Hashimotos legacy lives on in infamy. His name will not only be remembered as the extremely talented Producer he was but will go down in history as creator of the 'Konami Code'!
On behalf of the gaming world, it breaks our hearts to say R.I.P Kazuhisa Hashimoto!