Charles MartinetThe voice actor for Mario, Luigi and other Nintendo characters has announced his retirement. Nintendo confirmed that Martin he will not voice the following games company, closing the almost thirty-year cycle since its debut in Super Mario 64.
Japanese giant said on his Twitter account What Martinet to stop recording character voices, although this will not completely depart from Mario. “Charles Martinet has long been the original voice of Mario in Nintendo games. Charles is now taking on a new role as Mario’s ambassador,” the company said. The new position means that will continue to travel and interact with fans at Nintendo events.
Although the first video game with the voice of Charles Martinet Super Mario 64his work with Nintendo began in the early 1990s. auditioned for the role in 1991when the Japanese needed a human to bring a popular plumber to life in an interactive app.
At CES in 1992, Nintendo introduced Mario in real timeanimated 3D Mario head that appeared on TV screens. Visitors could interact with the character thanks to a device that included cameras, motion capture sensors and technology from Silicon Graphics. Charles Martinet and Stevie Coyle provided their voices and answered questions from the audience.
Years later Shigeru Miyamoto asked Charles Martinet take on a role Super Mario 64. The actor has come up with iconic lines like “Mamma mia” or the classic “It’s me, Mario”, most of them without a script and with a very ambiguous idea of what a Nintendo team in Japan needs.
Mamma Mia! The Mario Game That Started the Career of Charles Martinet
Although Charles Martinet already had experience with Mario’s educational software, your participation in Super Mario 64 catapulted his career. In the following years, he gave birth to Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, and dozens of other Nintendo game characters.
Dubbing of Charles Martinet it’s not limited to Nintendo games. The actor has offered his voice for famous titles such as Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance, Skies of Arcadia, Shinobi, Jet Set Radio Future, TLOTR: Return of the King, Virtua Quest or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Martinet has also been involved in some obscure DOS and classic games. Mario Game Gallery from Macintosh.
He latest video game Mario with the voice of Charles Martinet Mario Strikers: Battle League, Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022. The actor will no longer participate in Super Mario Bros. Miracle, WarioWare: Move and any future projects. It is unknown if Martinet will continue to voice other video games.
With a 30 year history and dozens of successful video games, Charles Martinet left out of one of the most important projects from nintendo. In a decision that surprised many, Super Mario Bros.: The Movie he dropped the plumber’s characteristic voice. Although the film was a box office success, thousands of fans would have preferred Martina to Chris Pratt.
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