Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime Shares Some of the Gifts and Mementos From His Retirement
After he first started working with Nintendo over 15 years ago, Reggie Fils-Aime surprised the gaming industry with his announcement earlier this year that he would be retiring. While it’s been emotional to see one of Nintendo’s most recognizable and iconic leaders leaving the company, Reggie has clearly left an indelible mark on everyone, as seen through some of the gifts and mementos he has received to kick start his retirement.
With Reggie having officially left Nintendo as of this week–and now with his own Twitter account–Fils-Aime has shared a few images of the gifts and good wishes he has received from friends across the gaming industry to wish him well in his retirement.
In one tweet, Fils-Aime shared images of several gifts that he received at one of his last retirement parties, including a piece of art from Retro Studios signed by the employees, a Mario statue, a (working) Virtual Boy), a notebook full of messages from Nintendo employees, and more.
One of the best gifts that Reggie shared so far was a custom piece of artwork given to him by Geoff Keighley (by artist Sam Spratt) that delivers a fitting retro poster that could only be fitting for Reggie himself.
Last of my retirement events was last night. Received some wonderful gifts and souvenirs. Yes, that is a working Virtual Boy. Art from Retro Studios. Notebook for names taken. A plastic ass to kick. A book of notes from employees. And a Mario statue. End of an era. pic.twitter.com/mrOVL1ANPO
— Reggie Fils-Aime (@Reggie) April 17, 2019
— Reggie Fils-Aime (@Reggie) April 16, 2019
Worked with the incredible artist @SamSpratt on this special painting to commemorate Reggie’s retirement! What an amazing legacy and career, thanks for your ongoing friendship and support through everything @reggie! https://t.co/affIdzHbG9
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) April 16, 2019