The voice of Mario is reportedly stepping away from the character. Charles Martinet, after more than 25 years in the role is now set to become a ‘Mario Ambassador’ and will continue to promote the gaming series from Nintendo.
The Voice of Mario Stepping Away
Charles Martinet, who is main the voice of Mario for more than 25 years, will no longer be voicing the iconic character, as per a tweet from Nintendo. Martinet as you should know has voiced the character since the ’90s, thus appearing in mainline Mario titles such as Super Mario 64, Super Mario Odyssey, as well as Super Mario Galaxy and other countless spinoffs.
“Charles is now moving into the brand-new role of Mario Ambassador. With this new transition, he will be stepping back from recording character voices for our games,” the statement by Nintendo reads. “It has been an honor working with Charles to help bring Mario to life for so many years and we want to thank and celebrate him.”
New Super Mario Bros. Wonder Game
The said news that Martinet will no longer be voicing Mario is coming after speculation as to why the voice of Mario sounded a tad bit different in promo material for the new Super Mario Bros. Wonder game that is due out on October 20th. Nintendo in an email to Polygon, confirmed that Martinet is not going to be voicing Mario in Wonder writing, “While Charles is not involved in the game, we’re excited to honor his legacy and contributions, including looking ahead to what he’ll be doing as a Mario Ambassador.”
Nintendo’s Statement Regarding the New Development
Though a frequent and great fixture in video game history, Martinet was missed as the voice of Mario in the billon-dollar grossing Super Mario Bros. Movie that was reportedly released in the early parts of this year. The statement of Nintendo mentions a forthcoming video message from Martinet as well as CEO Shigeru Miyamoto, but there is however no word yet on when that video in question will be released.
Why Did Mario’s Voice Change?
Many people noticed that Mario’s voice did change in the movie that was released in the earlier parts of the year. Well, that being said, you should know this. Chris Pratt reportedly changes his Mario Voice after the actor was told that it was very much similar to Tony Soprano. The actor then had no choice but to change his tone on the Super Mario Bros. Movie.
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