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Voice of Mario continues legacy in new role

Charles Martinet retires from performing as Mario to become a “Mario Ambassador”


Mario undergoes a change

If you’re a 90s kid, you’re likely to have been one of the many Nintendo fans who noticed that Mario’s voice had changed in the most recent video game trailers, and it turns out they were onto something. In June 2023, the Nintendo Direct event, which presents information on upcoming content or franchises for Nintendo, previewed trailers for Super Mario Bros. Wonder and WarioWare: Move It!, which feature a new voice for the much-beloved character.

Charles Martinet, who has been the voice of Mario (and Luigi, and Wario, and more) in the Nintendo games since 1991 is stepping down from performing as the character in video games. Martinet brought to life all of the character’s unforgettable catchphrases, including “Mamma mia,” “Wahoo!” and “Let’s-a go!”

Martinet’s new role

Instead, Martinet will now travel the world and interact with fans on behalf of the gaming company as a “Mario Ambassador”. Nintendo of America announced on X, previously Twitter, that “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”.

Maritnet featured the tweet on his account, sharing his excitement for the new role. “My new Adventure begins! You are all Numba One in my heart! #woohoo !!!!!!!”, he wrote.

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