Make sure you have your plumber's phone number nearby, because there's a non-zero chance you will soon need him to help save a princess (or win a go-kart race, either/or). The truly unthinkable has happened, something no video game player could have ever imagined they would see - Nintendo just put Bowser in charge of the whole company. No, really, they're giving control to Nintendo of America to a guy whose real name Doug Bowser.
After 13 years as Nintendo's President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime is stepping down from his position this April. He's being replaced by Doug Bowser, the company's current Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Fils-Aime said goodbye to customers in a farewell message, which also introduced new President Bowser (oh that feels soooo wrong to type). The good news? Bowser looks like an actual human being. The bad news? Isn't that exactly what the King of the Koopas would do!
Nintendo fans, Reggie has a message for all of you. Please take a look. pic.twitter.com/EAhaEl5oEJ
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 21, 2019
As you can imagine, the new president's name has led to plenty of funny fan reactions.
— Tannith (@TannithArt) February 21, 2019
i can’t believe someone named DOUG is taking over nintendo, that’s nuts!!!
— SungWon Cho (ProZD) (@prozdkp) February 21, 2019
Bowser owns Nintendo @SEGA how’s Eggman?
— Kevin Sousa (@RetroRelapstic) February 21, 2019
"A man named Bowser is now the boss of Nintendo of America" pic.twitter.com/3R97IwKNy0
— Jacob A. Hollander (@JacobaHollander) February 21, 2019
The fact that Reggie is retiring and a dude named Bowser is replacing him as president of Nintendo is just the latest thing in a long timeline of proof that we're living in a reality written by @TheOnion
— Krombopulos Mykel (@ElSofaAsesino) February 21, 2019
This was Bowser’s plan all along... https://t.co/P1aR7ij7kU
— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) February 21, 2019
look, i'm not crazy, he's PROBABLY a human being
we'll feel real dumb, is all i'm saying
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) February 21, 2019
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) February 21, 2019
Bowser on his first day as president of Nintendo of America pic.twitter.com/hGrvNSMOna
— Rhiwion (@rhiwion) February 21, 2019
It's the first day of knowing that Nintendo of America's new president's name is Doug Bowser, and the jokes are old already.
Also it's not funny for the NoA employees who now have to search the building to find the stars to unlock his office door when they need to talk to him
— supergreatfriend (@supergreatfrien) February 21, 2019
While obviously this is a lot of silliness over a funny name, there's nothing to actually be worried about though. Right?
This is the first photo of Doug Bowser when he joined Nintendo
We never getting a new Mario game ever again pic.twitter.com/thv6o9opvf
— Nibel (@Nibellion) February 21, 2019
Alright, just to be safe you better make sure you also have the phone number of your plumber's taller brother too.
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