Gears 5 My Body Is Ready Achievement Makes A Nod To Nintendo

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Xbox and The Coalition have announced that Gears 5 has gone gold, and, to celebrate that news, has revealed the full spoiler-free achievement list for the upcoming Xbox One and Windows 10 PC game.

Why are we writing about it on a Nintendo-dedicated website, you ask? Well, there is an achievement that references former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime’s legacy, after making a now-iconic remark at E3 2007.

Before stepping on to the Wii Balance Board to help demonstrate Wii Fit to those watching the conference, Fils-Aime quipped: “My body is ready.” And with that, a meme was born.

The phrase has become synonymous with him since, and now Xbox has made a friendly nod to it in their anticipated blockbuster. Those that complete the opening Boot Camp in Gears 5 will unlock the My Body Is Ready achievement, earning 5 GamerScore for their efforts.

“Nice tip of the hat my friend, Phil Spencer,” Fils-Aime has shared in response to the gesture.

Gears 5 will release exclusively for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC worldwide on September 10th.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.