Hey there, gaming legends! If you’ve ever been captivated by the magic of Mario’s voice, we’ve got some news that might tug at your heartstrings.
Charles Martinet, the iconic voice behind our favorite mustachioed plumber, is taking a step back from voicing Mario after an incredible 27-year journey. Get ready to dive into the story of this beloved voice actor and his new role in the Nintendo universe!
The End of an Era
Imagine the joyful “Yahoo!” that has echoed in our hearts for decades – that’s the voice of Charles Martinet, the original voice of Mario. But as life goes on, so do changes. Nintendo officially announced that Martinet will no longer be recording character voices for their games. But hold your tears, because here comes the twist!
Hello, Mario Ambassador!
While Martinet might not be the voice of Mario in games anymore, he’s embarking on a new adventure as a “Mario Ambassador.” Yep, you read that right! He’s not saying goodbye to Mario, just shifting gears to spread the Mario magic in a different way.
Martinet’s Legacy Lives On
Over the years, Martinet has poured his heart and soul into bringing various Nintendo characters to life. It’s not just Mario’s “It’s-a me, Mario!” that he’s known for – he’s also lent his voice to Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi. Talk about a vocal superhero!
A Special Message on the Horizon
In the spirit of celebrating this amazing journey, Nintendo has a surprise in store for us. Shigeru Miyamoto, the mastermind behind Mario, and Martinet himself will be sharing a special video message. Keep an eye out for it – you won’t want to miss it!
Fun Fact: The Voice that Changed Gaming History
Believe it or not, Martinet’s iconic voice for Mario was inspired by Petruchio, a character from Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” Who knew a dash of classic literature could shape the voice of a gaming legend?
While Martinet’s legendary voice will be missed, the gaming world keeps evolving. He wasn’t part of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Wonder, set to be released on October 20th. Fans have noticed a slight change in Mario’s voice in recent promos, which fueled speculation about his involvement.
Parting Words from the Legend
“I want to voice Mario until I drop dead,” Martinet once said. His dedication to bringing joy through Mario’s voice has been truly heartwarming. And while he takes on a new role, his legacy as the voice of Mario will forever be etched in the gaming hall of fame.
So, here’s to you, Charles Martinet! Thanks for gracing our gaming journeys with your incredible talent. As you step into a new adventure, know that your iconic voice will always resonate in the hearts of gamers everywhere. Until we meet again in the next level of the gaming universe! 🎮👏👨🔬