It’s a say day indeed for Nintendo fans all around the world: the man, the myth, and the legend, Reggie Fils-Aime (former) President of Nintendo of America begins his retirement as of today. Doug Bowser will be taking over Reggie’s spot as the new president starting today, April 15.
It’s not that we don’t have faith in Doug Bowser(with a name like that, what could go wrong), but we’re just gonna miss the Reggie-nator a whole lot. He’s such a big part of Nintendo’s history and he even ended up getting himself meme-ified by the gaming community due to some wacky moments.
In commemoration of his retirement, let’s run through some of our favorite moments such as “My body is ready” and the “Kicking ass and making games” speech.
My Body Is Reggie
During the reveal of Nintendo’s Wii Fit and the accompanying balance board, this is the famous moment that Reggie fans are probably most familiar with.
Bill Trinen of Nintendo Treehouse and Shigeru Miyamoto ask Reggie to take a step onto the Balance Board, asking him to do a body check. When he steps on the board, he says “My Body is Ready,” which will go down in history as one of the best video game-related meme.
Whenever Nintendo fans get hyped up over a new game announcement, you’ll more than likely spot several fans spouting “My Body is Ready” or even the more comical choice – “My Body is Reggie.”