Nintendo’s iconic character Super Mario will soon be getting a new voice, as Charles Martinet, the voice actor behind the beloved Italian plumber, is retiring after an impressive 27-year run. Martinet first lent his voice to the iconic character in the 1996 game Super Mario 64 and went on to voice other popular characters including Luigi and Wario.
In a recent statement, Nintendo announced that Martinet will now take on the role of a Mario ambassador, stepping back from recording character voices. This announcement has left fans both nostalgic and grateful for Martinet’s contributions to the gaming world. Many took to social media to express their appreciation and share fond memories of his performances.
One recent project that showcased Martinet’s versatility was his role as Giuseppe, the father of Mario and Luigi, in the animated film adaptation of Super Mario Bros. The film, which was released earlier this year, received mixed reviews but fans were delighted to see Martinet’s involvement.
As fans bid farewell to Martinet as the voice of Mario, they eagerly anticipate the release of the next installment in the Super Mario series. Titled Super Mario Bros Wonder, this upcoming game is expected to bring new adventures and challenges to the beloved franchise. Although details about the game are still under wraps, fans are excited to see how the iconic character will continue to evolve.
Overall, Charles Martinet’s retirement marks the end of an era for Super Mario fans. He will forever be remembered as the voice that brought the beloved Nintendo character to life for almost three decades. As a Mario ambassador, Martinet is sure to continue leaving a lasting impact on the gaming community.