The ever-vague Nintendo
Just a few hours ago, Nintendo revealed that Charles Martinet would no longer be providing the voice of Mario, or any of the other Mario characters he’s brought to life over the years. Ever since the announcement, fans have been trying to figure out why Charles is either stepping down or being removed from the position, and now we have a rather vague response on the matter.
If you’re hoping for an exact, detailed explanation as to why Martinet will no longer be voicing Mario, we don’t have that for you. What we do have is a statement from Nintendo that sheds the tiniest sliver of light onto the situation. (h/t Eurogamer)
According to Nintendo, “this decision was made after carefully considering a variety of factors.” That’s literally all Nintendo was willing to share on the matter, which is considerably frustrating. We know that Charles Martinet and Shigeru Miyamoto will be appearing in a video in the near future to discuss this matter, so hopefully we’ll get a better idea of the reasoning at that time.