Super Mario Bros. Wonder will present the new actor (or actors) for Mario and Luigi, after the farewell of Charles Martinet, his actor for decades.
Nintendo announced today that Charles Martinet He will no longer be the voice of Mario and Luigi in the Super Mario games. It is a jug of cold water for his fans, since Martinet was one of the most beloved personalities in the video game industry for more than 30 years.
And the change has already occurred. Super Mario Bros. Wonderthe new plumber game that will be released this October on Nintendo Switch, will no longer feature Charles Martinet voicing any characters.
Fans already suspected it in the past Nintendo Direct, noting that Mario sounded “different.” And Nintendo has confirmed it today in a separate statement to media such as Eurogamer.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder will be the first Nintendo game to feature the new Mario and Luigi actor. Or actors. Because Martinet not only dubbed Mario, also to Luigi, Wario and Waluigi.
“The voice actors for Mario and/or Luigi in Super Mario Bros. Wonder will be credited, please wait for the game to come out,” the statement said. It seems that they do not have much interest in announcing the new actor or new actors at the moment.
Nintendo made the decision “considering a number of factors”
Nintendo has not explained why they have decided to change actors. In the statement to Eurogamer they mention that “the decision has been made after carefully considering a number of factors.”
Charles Martinet is 67 years old., and perhaps he wanted to retire. But perhaps it was Nintendo that decided to “retire” him, looking for a new identity for Mario. Let’s remember that in the film he didn’t give them a voice either (they were Chris Pratt y Charlie Day the Mario and Luigi of the cinema, respectively).
However, Martinet did have two roles in the film: a cameo as “Jumpman” and the Mario’s fathercalled Guiseppe, whom he dubbed both in the original English version and in the Spanish and Catalan versions, as he is multilingual.