This is how the new voices of Mario and Luigi sound
Nintendo has just shared new gameplay footage for Super Mario Bros. Wonder following the dedicated Direct presentation, and it gives us the best impre...
Nintendo has just shared new gameplay footage for Super Mario Bros. Wonder following the dedicated Direct presentation, and it gives us the best impression so far of the new voices for Mario and Luigi.
When Super Mario Bros. Wonder was first announced earlier this year, many Mario fans noticed something special about the voice of the mustached plumber. Initially, this was seen as Martinet's attempt to try something new for the character. However, as it turned out last week, the theories were true, and Martinet had relinquished the role to become a "Mario ambassador," whatever that means.
Since then, fans have been repeatedly watching the first reveal trailer to get the best possible auditory impression of Mario's and Luigi's new voices. This was challenging because there were only a few moments where Mario made any sounds. Fortunately, Nintendo has released some new gameplay clips that provide us with a good opportunity to hear how Mario and Luigi sound now.
As shared by Twitter user SuperMarioOOC85, the new clips come from some gameplay footage that Nintendo released along with previews of the game at Gamescom. Let's start with Mario here, whose new voice actor speaks his first "It's-a-me" in the first few seconds of the clip. It sounds very similar to Martinet's version but slightly higher and different enough to be the most noticeable change in the voice lines.
Apart from that, the voice recordings we hear from Mario in the footage sound exactly like Charles Martinet. It could simply be the Mandela Effect, but it's still quite obvious that it's not Martinet but someone attempting to imitate the same kind of voice. However, whoever takes on the role is doing a very good job with the various grunts and Wahoo sounds. It only really stands out when Mario speaks full sentences, like "wowie zowie" in the first reveal trailer, but that's something that is attributed to the character anyway.
We also have the opportunity to listen to the new voice actor for Luigi for the first time, thanks to the new footage. It hasn't been confirmed yet whether Mario and Luigi have the same voice actor again, but it seems likely as Luigi sounds very close to Charles Martinet's version of the character. In fact, I would say he sounds pretty perfect here and is much less noticeable than the changes made to Mario's voice.