It really is turning out to be a cracking day for well-known Nintendo faces, as ex-President and COO of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé, is set to get an Andrew Yoon Legend Award early subsequent year. ‘Legend’ status confirmed.
The New York Videogame Critics Circle will honour Reggie with the award at the ninth annual New York Game Awards ceremony on 21st January subsequent year. The Legend Award “recognises people and organisations that exhibit a important, sustained physique of operate that shows exceptional achievement and innovation”, with previous recipients such as the likes of Jade Raymond, Richard Garriott, Todd Howard, Rockstar Games, and Ralph Baer.
Here’s what Reggie had to say in response, taken from a press release on the matter:
“I’m humbled and honored to be recognized with this award from an organization that I respect and admire. My passion for the operate getting accomplished by the members of the New York Videogame Critics Circle inspires me to also give back to the neighborhood by participating in the mentoring and educational pursuits the organization does for students in the NYC location.”
You may well recall that Reggie not too long ago joined the New York Videogame Critics Circle’s board of directors, assisting to fulfil the organisation’s “mission of mentoring and scholarships in underserved communities”.
It was also announced now that fellow Nintendo veteran Shigeru Miyamoto is set to be recognised as a Individual of Cultural Merit in Japan.
Congrats, Reggie. You have generally been a legend in our eyes.