Nintendo won’t reveal Mario’s new voice actor until Wonder comes out
Nintendo will let us find out who the next Mario voice is for ourselves. In an interview with IGNDoug Bowser, president of Nintendo of America, said the company has no plans to reveal Charles Martin’s replacement until people have accumulated credits. Super Mario Bros. Wonder.
“I think people have realized that when they saw it Super Mario Bros. Wonder“They’ll hear a different sound,” Bowser said. IGN. “And we’ll let that happen and it’ll be in the credits, and people will know who the new person is at that time, but we don’t plan to make any announcements in advance of that.”
Last month, Nintendo announced that Martinette, the longtime voice of the most iconic character in video games, would be stepping back from the role to instead become Mario’s so-called ambassador. Nintendo has also said that a special letter from Martinet and Shigeru Miyamoto is coming soon, hoping to clarify the meaning of Mario’s ambassador and reveal who will take charge or… piston, so to speak. Last week, Nintendo gave a 15-minute presentation of he wonders, and show more of the game set to be released on October 20th. Fans thought the presentation would be a good opportunity for a new vocal reveal, but now, with this interview with Bowser, we know why it didn’t happen then.
Interestingly enough, Martinet doesn’t seem to quite know what Mario’s ambassador is either. It was first reported by Nintendo everythingIn a recent Q&A session at GalaxyCon 2023, Martinet said of the role, “I don’t know what that role is yet.”
Over the years, two high-profile “divorces” have occurred between characters and their longtime voice actors. In 2013, David Hayter was replaced by Kiefer Sutherland as the voice of Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid V After about 15 years in the role. According to a report from ribbedHayter said the decision was not his choice but admitted that the game’s director, Hideo Kojima, should always have the last word.
Although it doesn’t seem like the relationship between Martinet and Nintendo has become quite that acrimonious, Martinet’s apparent uncertainty about his new role and Nintendo’s apparent desire to keep the new guy a secret until he can literally no longer suggest that there is the slightest bit of Disconnect.
In a GalaxyCon Q&A, Martinet also said that he still loves the role very much and that he’s looking forward to learning with fans what it’s like to be an ambassador for Mario in the future.