Announced today, Nintendo of America’s President Reggie Fils-Aimé, the living meme, will be retiring on April 15th, 2019. He will be replaced by Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Doug Bowser (too easy). Reggie resonated quickly with gamers with famous lines like, ” My name is Reggie. I’m about kickin’ ass, I’m about takin’ names, and we’re about makin’ games,” and the infamous, “My body is ready.” It was hard not to like Reggie, when he spoke, people listened.
You can watch the announcement from the man himself here. I’ll be honest, while I haven’t always been a big Nintendo guy, I always took notice when Reggie was on stage at an event or addressing fans. He seemed very genuine, like a real man of the people type. My only hope is that Doug Bowser can keep that legacy alive.