It's turning out to be a cracking day for famous Nintendo faces, as ex-President and COO of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé, is set to receive an Andrew Yoon Legend Award early next 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 next year. The Legend Award "recognises individuals and organisations that exhibit a significant, sustained body of work that shows exceptional achievement and innovation", with past recipients including 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 work being done by the members of the New York Videogame Critics Circle inspires me to also give back to the community by participating in the mentoring and educational pursuits the organization does for students in the NYC area.”

You might remember that Reggie recently joined the New York Videogame Critics Circle's board of directors, helping to fulfil the organisation's "mission of mentoring and scholarships in underserved communities".

It was also announced today that fellow Nintendo veteran Shigeru Miyamoto is set to be recognised as a Person of Cultural Merit in Japan.

Congrats, Reggie. You've always been a legend in our eyes.