Kevin Afghani Tapped As The New Mario in Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. Game
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Nintendo has made a significant change in the world of gaming by announcing Kevin Afghani as the new voice of Mario. This decision comes after the retirement of Charles Martinet, the iconic voice behind the red-capped plumber. Afghani took to X (formerly Twitter) to express his pride in being chosen for this role, stating, "Incredibly proud to have voiced Mario and Luigi in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Thanks to Nintendo for inviting me into the Flower Kingdom!"
Fans of the beloved Mario franchise can look forward to experiencing Afghani's portrayal of the iconic character in the upcoming Mario platforming game, set to release on the Nintendo Switch on October 20th. Nintendo has provided a captivating description of the game, revealing that Mario and his friends have received an invitation to explore the enchanting Flower Kingdom, situated just a short distance away from their familiar Mushroom Kingdom. However, their joy is short-lived as King Bowser, taking the form of a flying castle, wreaks havoc in this once peaceful land. It is now up to our heroes to save the day and restore harmony to the Flower Kingdom in this extraordinary new adventure.
Afghani's talent extends beyond the realm of Mario, as he has previously lent his voice to characters such as Raditz in the animated series Dragon Ball R&R and Arnold in Genshin Impact. His versatility as a voice actor is evident, and fans eagerly anticipate his portrayal of Mario and Luigi in Super Mario Bros. Wonder.
The retirement of Charles Martinet marked the end of an era for Nintendo. Martinet had been the original voice of Mario since the days of Super Mario 64, leaving an indelible mark on the franchise. However, Nintendo assured fans that Martinet would continue to play a vital role as the Mario Ambassador, spreading the joy of the beloved character and engaging with fans worldwide.
To get a taste of what to expect from Afghani's portrayal of Mario and Luigi, fans can listen to the Wonder promo below. This exciting development in the world of gaming showcases Nintendo's commitment to delivering captivating experiences to players, ensuring that the legacy of Mario lives on in the hands of talented individuals like Kevin Afghani.