Charles Martinet to Stepping Away From Voicing Mario

Nintendo has released a statement sharing that Charles Martinet, the original voice of Mario for Nintendo games since Super Mario 64, will be stepping away from the microphone to assume the brand-new role of Mario Ambassador. This role will have Martinet traveling the world, “sharing the joy of Mario and interacting with you all!”

More information, including a video message from Martinet and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto will be coming at a future date. Here’s the statement: