Mario voice actor confirms 'new game'

Charles Martinet says his latest gig involves voicing Nintendo's mustachioed plumber for a title that isn't New Super Mario Bros. Wii or Super Mario Galaxy 2.

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Nintendo has been keeping Charles Martinet busy of late. The man better known as the voice of iconic red-garbed Mario will be lending his expressive Italian voice to New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2 for Nintendo's console, and he is just coming off of an appearance in the acclaimed Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story for the DS.

Charles Martinet

Considering the rate at which Nintendo returns to its popular plumber, it probably won't surprise many to know that Nintendo apparently has Mario penciled in for yet one more project. In a series of posts to this personal Twitter account last week, Martinet teased a new game starring Mario, one that isn't among the three announced for North America during the publisher's 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo presence.

"Mama Mia!!!! I'm going to Seattle this week to record a new Mario game! Woo Hooo!!!!! I can hardly wait!!!!1" Martinet wrote on his Twitter account last week. Following the recording session, Martinet went on to say in an equally excited manner, "Awesome new Mario Game! And it's not NSMB Wii, and it's not Galaxy 2, but it's going to be crazy fun!"

[UPDATE] Whatever it is that Martinet is working on, the publisher isn't yet ready to talk about it. "We're always working on new games and experiences, but we have nothing to announce at this time," a Nintendo representative told GameSpot.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2 are due to arrive for Nintendo's console November 15 and the second quarter of next year, respectively. Nintendo hasn't to date announced any other games starring the mustachioed plumber as coming to the US.

Discussion

303 comments
hanslacher54
hanslacher54

It's probably a spin-off game like Mario Party or some sports game.

HawkEye1997
HawkEye1997

@SMario64 I thought Mario Party 9 was replaced with Wii Party @leon-graham So do I!!!! I want it soooooooooo badly!!!

HawkEye1997
HawkEye1997

It will probabbly be Paper Mario so I won't buy it(maybe not even rent it!) UNLESS its not a turn-based RPG of course

dekusnake
dekusnake

If it was a Paper Mario (which I would have really liked) then there would be no need for voice acting. It can't be a SMS2, because we are already getting a SMG2. And it's not a Luigi's Mansion sequal, either, because Nintendo just can't be working on it (too many 3D Mario games). By process of elimination, it has to be Mario Party 9. Normally, I would cry, but it won't be bad with Wii Motion Plus!

mariomankay
mariomankay

I would'nt mind a Super Mario Sunshine 2, I really want to see Shadow Mario again. I also want to know what Piantissimo did with that brush

FrogDude14
FrogDude14

No more Mario Party games! 8 is better than 7 and 6 but I think 9 is a mistake. I kind of want another Paper Mario.

superfakerbros
superfakerbros

Super Luigi World lol!I'm not waiting for MP9 unless it's like MP7/MP2/MP8 combined because that would make the MP series perfect!Though I doubt it and will just wait for MP2 to hit Virtual Console...

topperville
topperville

I'm really hoping its Mario Party 9! We've waited so long!

tcoastie
tcoastie

Am i the only one hopeing for a super mario sunshine 2 ._.

drivemuse
drivemuse

I thought everyone was over Mario Party games years ago. I really hope they don't make ANOTHER one.

drivemuse
drivemuse

Please oh PLEASE be "Super Mario Bros. 4" or "New Super Mario World" for DS/DSi. I think my life would be complete :P

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

lets just hope its not Mario Party 9. Its going downhill and let me guess. Gears of Mario. Just kidding...

Mush-Man
Mush-Man

I think the Twitter comments were removed. I just checked the page and there's nothing at all about this game. Mario Party 9 is the most likely, I would absolutely LOVE it if it were Luigi's Mansion 2 though.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

Well,whatever it is,I just hope its for the DS!Yeah!

dekusnake
dekusnake

I hope this Mario Party is actually good, like MP3, or the first MP.

fabz_95
fabz_95

Whatever it is, I hope it's not Mario Party 9.

wahyudil
wahyudil

mario ... the real game hero ....

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Sigh, more Mario ungodliness...

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

As someone who, at this point despises Mario, I would absolutely LOVE to see Nintendo finally branch out and just make something new. Something you just wouldn't expect out of mario. Something that actually offers gameplay no Mario game has. And no, I'm not suggesting a Mario FPS or something. Just a game that breaks the "Mario mold" and actually feels like a new game.

Flint247
Flint247

Maybe it's a Super Mario Galaxy 3... ... joking, joking.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

Let me guess, mario party 9 or whatever number they're at now.

Flint247
Flint247

I would like a game where you play as Luigi as the main character, but hopefully, it's a platformer, not like Luigi's Mansion.

salvucci91
salvucci91

Hopefully not something lame like all those Mario sports games, and something epicly epic?

elozl
elozl

@dekusnake i can see you point, but a brand is a brand but an icon is always an ICON, its like Disney Without Mickey

elozl
elozl

Talking Mario? i dont think so... still i love this actors work with Mario!

SavemeJebus24
SavemeJebus24

wait a sec, everyones saying that he only has like 4 lines, but what if this is a hint as to a game where Mario finally talks?

SavemeJebus24
SavemeJebus24

New Super Smash, bros? you all know you want

pataponplayer
pataponplayer

Oh wonderful it was just a matter of time they added a NEW game added to the 2 not even out yet. Nintendo is seriously pathetically desperate.

isaacmj
isaacmj

Maybe a new Paper Mario and 2010 gets the best games of the generation.

stephenage
stephenage

Guitar Hero Mario... I wouldn't be suprised

Pickleking23
Pickleking23

would be sweet if they remade Super Mario RPG Legend of the seven stars, omg i would buy that up in a sec.

Alter_Echo
Alter_Echo

The world needs a T-Rated Mario Game to be honest. Something along the lines of Mario 64 but with a target at the 13+ audience. They need to evolve the character and even the franchise in general. A vast majority of the people who follow mario are older now and the new crowd of kids couldnt care less.

hbk01fan
hbk01fan

mario party 9, mario rpg, paper mario 2 wii or mario basketball or football.

grant4500neo
grant4500neo

@Nc23Nick : it's not, it's a SuperMarioGalaxy sequel

grant4500neo
grant4500neo

@dekusnake :zelda-yes; kirby-i guess it could use some more; pikmin-HELL NO!!!!

dekusnake
dekusnake

Another Mario game? I loved them a lot more as a child, but Nintendo is spending too much time worrying about Mario! What about Zelda, Kirby, and Pikmin?

InsertWittyID
InsertWittyID

@Nc23Nick Yes! I thought I was the only person on earth who liked Sunshine. I'll admit it wasn't perfect, but it still did a lot of interesting things that made it a solid game. I think it would be well suited for a spin-off series separate from the main games!

ocdog45
ocdog45

i could be anything to be honest. mario presents: cheaters is my guess.

1425678786655
1425678786655

mario games are always good so i cant wait :)

Nc23Nick
Nc23Nick

please be a sunshine sequl

parhar67
parhar67

lol mario voice actor? What else does he say besides "ITSA ME MARIO" and makes those funny sounds when he gets hurt lol

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

Apparently busy enough for this. @gameweasl was that idea from Robot Chicken?

Polaris_x1A4
Polaris_x1A4

Wow considering Mario speaks like 4 words total in all the Mario games.... how busy is this guy really? ;) "It's a me, Mario!"

willauqs
willauqs

there are tons of mario games! its only the platforming ones that are worth getting excited about. for all we know its another mario and sonic olympics or mario wii fit.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

o_o Pay him again to say AGAIN the same thing he said on a game before and before and before and before this one??? Or nintendo really like to waste money, or they don't backup any game data after release... they should have already all the zillions of voice lines of Mario recorded from this guy... Talk about easy work.

necronaux
necronaux

How much doeas he have to pay them? I smell another Mario movie around the corner...