Whether or not he has descended from the same lineage as the corrupt lizard king that so often besieges the mushroom kingdom is yet to be confirmed, but Bowser announced he was taking over for Reggie Fils-Aime.
"It has been my great fortune to work with and be mentored by Reggie for four years at Nintendo of America," Bowser said in a press release, his statements possibly punctuated by fiery roars. "And rest assured, we will continue to build on his work to evolve and expand our brand, furthering Nintendo's global mission of creating smiles. There are millions more of those to come."
As of press time, there's no word on whether or not Bowser will be Nintendo's final boss.
I, for one, welcome our new Bowser overlord! https://t.co/iaUlMXo9Nm— Hannah Rutherford (@lomadia) February 21, 2019
Stunning news for longtime presumed successor Steve Waluigi. pic.twitter.com/h0W5rOPl41— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) February 21, 2019
This is the first photo of Doug Bowser when he joined Nintendo— Nibel (@Nibellion) February 21, 2019
We never getting a new Mario game ever again pic.twitter.com/thv6o9opvf
this is so funny to me. a man named doug https://t.co/lsHcg96G0I— @author (@vrunt) February 21, 2019