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Special video message from Miyamoto and Charles Martinet on change of Mario’s voice actor

Posted on September 7, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, Videos

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Nintendo has dropped a video that it previously teased in which Shigeru Miyamoto and Charles Martinet talk about the change of Mario’s voice actor. It was posted on social media a short while ago.

Martinet, who voiced Mario and other characters from Nintendo for decades, is now a Mario Ambassador. Miyamoto said that “in this role Charles will continue to travel around the world and meet fans, performing the familiar voices at events, signing autographs, and enjoying interacting with you all.”

Martinet recently said that he wasn’t actually sure what being Mario Ambassador entails. He also confirmed that he isn’t retiring from voice acting as a whole. Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser commented on the situation as well.

Meanwhile, Super Mario Bros. Wonder will mark the first time that we’ll be hearing a voice other than Martinet playing Mario. But Nintendo is keeping quiet on who is playing the part – apparently we won’t find out until around launch in October.

You can watch the full video from Miyamoto and Martinet below.

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