Reggie Fils-Aimé will collect the Andrew Yoon Legend Award at the 9th annual New York Game Awards.
Fils-Aimé served as the president for Nintendo of America from 2006 to 2019. He retired from his position on April of this year and got replaced by Doug Bowser. Fils-Aimé has remained a popular figurehead within the gaming community, mostly due to his offbeat on-camera appearances and his likable personality. He has become a popular source of memes because of his outgoing personality, with his quote “My body is ready,” being one of the most popular comedic phrases to repeat online.
In the upcoming 9th annual New York Game Awards, Reggie will receive the Andrew Yoon Legend Award. Reggie shared the news on his Twitter account, an account he made after he retired from Nintendo.
— Reggie Fils-Aime (@Reggie) October 29, 2019
The reward goes to those who “exhibit a significant, sustained body of work that shows exceptional achievement and innovation.” Other recipients of the award include Google’s Jade Raymond and Bethesda’s Todd Howard.
IGN had an interview with Reggie through email about receiving the reward, and it is through this interview Reggie shared his history with Nintendo. He also detailed what he’s been doing during his retirement from the company. He talks about how his personality on-stage and on-video are reflections of his real-life personality; there is no other Reggie than the one that we all see. Since retiring, Reggie has joined the New York Videogame Critics Circle’s board of directors.
Reggie Fils-Aimé will get the Andrew Yoon Legend Award at the New York Game Awards on Jan. 21, 2020.