Continuing the exploits of everyone’s favorite ex-president of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime has just entered the International Video Game Hall of Fame. Reggie has been awarded the Walter Day Lifetime Achievement Award for his role in leading Nintendo of America.
The International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Ottumwa, Iowa and was established in 2010. Alongside several Guinness World Record holders, many games were also inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, including Super Mario 64, Fortnite, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Reggie was unable to make it to the event, but he did send in some words.
After his retirement, Reggie didn’t simply slip out of the spotlight; rather, he seems to be keeping busy. He’s joined the New York Videogame Critics Circle as a member of the board of directors, begun teaching at Cornell, and is set to give the keynote at next year’s SXSW. Reggie’s next videogame-related appearance will likely be at The Game Awards this December.
Reggie Fils-Aime left Nintendo of America earlier this year after 16 years, with Doug Bowser replacing him. After all the joy he’s given us, Reggie absolutely deserves his place in the International Video Game Hall of Fame. We can’t wait to see what he gets up to next.