Just days ago, Reggie Fils-Aimé shocked the video game community, when he announced he would be stepping down from his role as Nintendo of America President after nearly 13 years to spend more time with his family. Replacing him is the appropriately-named Doug Bowser. While the majority of the spotlight is still on the current President, Doug has already received extra attention since the news dropped.
To show his appreciation, he took to Twitter to thank fans for the “warm messages” and stated how he had been taught so much by Reggie over the past number of years at Nintendo and would use all of this knowledge to fuel his own enthusiasm:
“Thanks everyone for your warm messages as I look ahead to this new adventure. I have learned so much from Reggie. His love and passion for Nintendo, along with yours, will never be far from my mind.”
Besides welcome messages, fans on social media were also quick acknowledge the fact Mario’s number one enemy had taken over Nintendo of America. As a result, it’s already turned into a bit of a meme (in more ways than one). Below is a round-up, courtesy of Eurogamer:
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