Nintendo has revealed Mario’s new voice actor.


    Nintendo revealed in August that longtime Mario voice actor Charles Martinet would no longer voice Mario. Amid speculation of a different voice actor for Mario in the Super Mario Bros. Wonder trailers, Nintendo also announced that Jumpman was not voiced in the Martian game, leaving fans wondering who the new voice belonged to. After months of internet sleuthing, guessing and more, Nintendo has confirmed that Genshin Impact voice actor Kevin Afghani is the new voice of Mario.

    “The voice actor’s name is Kevin Afghani,” explains Nintendo. Sports Informer In a statement

    Afghani celebrated the news with a tweet today that he’s making Super Mario Bros. How excited to voice both Mario and Luigi in Wonder.

    “Incredibly proud to voice Mario and Luigi in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Thank you Nintendo for inviting me to the Flower Kingdom.”

    Afghani’s credits include Arnold in the aforementioned Genshin Impact, Raditz in Dragon Ball R&R, and the short Spy, General and Grunt in The Secret History of Cuphead short.

    Super Mario Bros. Wonder hits Switch exclusively on October 20. Ahead of its release, Mario graces the cover of its latest issue. Sports Informer, and we have our exclusive Super Mario Bros. Wonder is covering game preparation and more in the Coverage Hub. Here are some of the stories you can find in it:

    Have you enjoyed Afghani’s Mario voice in the Super Mario Bros. Wonder trailers released so far? Let us know in the comments below!


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