Nintendo has announced that Charles Martinet, the original voice of Mario ever since Super Mario 64, and other characters from the series, will be stepping back from the role. He will instead be the Mario Ambassador moving forward. There is no word on who will take over the role of Mario, but we’ll keep you all updated.
There will also be an official video message from Charles and Miyamoto about this decision that will be posted at an unknown date and time.
You can view the official tweet announcing Martinet’s change in role below:
“Charles Martinet has been the original voice of Mario in Nintendo games for a long time, as far back as Super Mario 64. Charles is now moving into the brand-new role of Mario Ambassador. With this transition, he will be stepping back from recording character voices for our games, but he’ll continue to travel the world sharing the joy of Mario and interacting with you all!
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. Please keep an eye out for a special video message from Shigeru Miyamoto and Charles himself, which we will post at a future date.”
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