Reggie Fils-Aime, who retired as the President of Nintendo America earlier this year, is returning to The Game Awards for 2019. Despite no longer working in games, Fils-Aime who is an industry favorite, evidently did not want to break his streak of presenting an award every year. This is the fifth Game Awards, and his fifth time presenting. He famously appeared on stage in 2018 alongside Phil Spencer from Xbox and Shawn Layden from PlayStation for a joint speech.
Fils-Aime is not the only host to be announced today, though. In an excited tweet, show host Geoff Keighley revealed that Dr Bunsen Honeydew, along with his assistant Beaker, will also be presenting during the Game Awards. Keighley joked that making this happen was why he started the awards in the first place.
This isn’t the first time we’ve had a muppet on the Game Awards stage–in 2018, Pepe the Prawn appeared alongside Ninja to present the award for Best Independent Game.
The Game Awards 2019 will air on Thursday, December 12, at 8:30PM ET / 5:30PM PT. Host Geoff Keighley recently discussed the voting process behind the awards when asked if there was a conflict of interest in his appearance within nominee Death Stranding, explaining that he has no say over the nominations.