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Rumour: New Mario In the Works?

Posted by Jamie Giggs

Charles Martinet reckons so...

A Twitter account purporting to belong to one Charles Martinet - none other than the wonderful voice of our favorite plumber - has recently been posting about an as-yet unspecified new Mario title. Read this tweet from a few days ago:

Mama Mia!!!! I'm going to Seattle this week to record a new Mario game!

Followed by this one two days later:

Big day tomorrow! Seattle for a new Mario game! Yippee!!!

Now, we know that New Super Mario Bros. Wii is due out soon, but with it due to launch in under a month the voice acting must already be complete, but there's a possibility it could be for next year's Super Mario Galaxy 2, right?

Awesome new Mario Game! And it's not NSMB Wii, and it's not Galaxy 2, but it's going to be crazy fun!

Well, that told us.

The account itself isn't a Twitter verified account so it's impossible to say if it genuinely is Mr Martinet or just some 16-year old boy sitting in his bedroom trying to fool us all. One thing's for sure - he certainly is excited about it.

[via hctor.com]

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User Comments (64)

Stevie

#4

Stevie said:

I'm plumbed to see what it is, if it is real, which I suspect it is not and this is nothing more than a hoax.

Giggsy

#7

Giggsy said:

Personally guys I would really rather like the next installment in the Paper Mario series and Metal Mario don't break the site! :)

V8_Ninja

#10

V8_Ninja said:

If Nintendo's working on a new Mario game, it's probably just a spin-off game since they're working on Galaxy 2, so don't get your hopes up (yet).

& @Stevie I don't think the voice actor would do something as stupid as tell a lie just to hipe creepy fanboys.

Falkor

#11

Falkor said:

When I saw the headline, for some reason I thought it was referencing a new Mario movie. Then I saw the picture and thought Martinet was Jeff Daniels (they look almost identical).

So the first thing in my head was a Mario movie remake starring Jeff Daniels as Mario! How weird would that one be?

Philip_J_ReedStaff

#12

Philip_J_Reed said:

@V8Ninja:
I think Stevie's point is that we don't know for sure that it IS the voice actor. We don't have any confirmation that it's actually The Man Himself who has that Twitter account.

Stevie

#13

Stevie said:

@V8 Ninja - I don't think the voice actor would be stupid enough to even reveal one of Ninty's big secrets, when I say it is a hoax I mean I don't believe this Twitter account belongs to Charles Martinet, I think it is somebody posing as him and creating false rumors. I guess we will find out soon enough.

Gigantorama

#14

Gigantorama said:

It doesn't make sense to believe he's lying. At the same time, it could just be a new Mario Tennis game. But could this be the title IGN teased us with a few days ago? If so, that's a whole lot of Mario coming these days.

Golgo

#15

Golgo said:

I think Chrono Cross was on the money: any fool could at any time announce that a new Mario game is coming...and they'd always be right. In fact, I'll do it now: there's a new Mario game coming, and it ain't the ones you know about. You heard it here first...
**touches side of nose, knowingly**

;)

KoKoO_Psy

#16

KoKoO_Psy said:

Oh my god...... For pete's sake!

We already have NSMBwii and SMG2 in the pipeline, do we really need another one? Cut us some slack nintendo, this is madness!

Put some money into new ideas, because Mario as fun as it can be, is nothing but shinola with shiny bits in it, it may sparkle here and there, but it is still shinola regardless of how you look at it.

Edited by: Prosody

Stevie

#17

Stevie said:

The shiny bits are the light reflecting from Waluigi's eye's :)

I'm sure there is some Confidentiality agreement between Nintendo and Martinet, this is common place for most entertainment companies, be it Games, Music, Movies or TV. And we all know how Nintendo like to play their cards close to their chest.

I will await word from Martinets Mario Mouth before believing this.

Unca_LzStaff

#19

Unca_Lz said:

I bet another Mario game is in the future, however I doubt that Martinet would post it on Twitter. This whole thing sounds fishy to me. :(

RaylaxStaff

#22

Raylax said:

I'm amused by the people who spent a year going WAAAAH NOT ENOUGH TRADITIONAL NINTENDO GAMES WAAAH, and now half of them are going WAAAH TOO MUCH MARIO WAAAH. I don't mean anyone on this site (although there probably are some), I've only been here like 3 days. Other places responding to this news have amused me, though.
New Mario? If it's true, bring it on. Can't have too much of the moustachioed fellow.

@KokoO_Psy: "Put some money into new ideas." Allow me to point you in the direction of the Wii Sports, Wii Play, and Wii Fit franchises for three relatively new ideas. Arguably they could be rolled into the same franchise. So, how about the Art Style series? Ouedon/Elite Beat Agents? Professor Layton? Flipnote Studio? If we allow the clock to roll back just a couple more years we see WarioWare, Pikmin, Chibi-Robo, Battalion Wars etc all proudly sitting on the "new franchise" shelf. Any of this ringing any bells up on your lofty perch?
tl;dr don't complain about a lack of new series just because you haven't bothered to look for them.

Aviator

#24

Aviator said:

Imagine if you walked into the recording studio, and there is this guy standing next to a mic going "Wahoo!" What would you think??

James

#25

James said:

@Raylax - welcome to the site! You just won my coveted "Comment of the Day" award - wear it with pride!

Aviator

#26

Aviator said:

@Raylax Art Style I dont think can be classified as a franchise, neither can Flipnote, which is an application. Nor Chibi-Robo with its single release.

RaylaxStaff

#28

Raylax said:

@Prosody: Lol yaay, awards. I shall indeed wear it with pride :P
@Aviator: I'm sure there was a DS sequel to Chibi-Robo. I kinda dropped away from gaming sites/mags around that time for a while (A-Levels, as I recall), so I presumed it was just released in Japan. Unless it just dropped clean off the radar?
And @ your previous comment; I'd think "Wahoo! I'm in an awesome studio!" :P

Rapadash6

#30

Rapadash6 said:

I doubt it's a new main entry Mario game, what with TWO on the way already. A new Paper Mario game isn't totally out of the question, however. Also considering how crazy well Mario Kart Wii did at retail, worldwide, I wouldn't be surprised to see another one come out before the systems life is up.

Macaronius

#33

Macaronius said:

I've heard a LOT of rumours about a super mario galaxy ds, and paper mario ds. It's more likely paper mario ds though. It's a slim chance, but these games could come out.

hylianhalcyon

#34

hylianhalcyon said:

I think this is fake.

I remember during E3 this year someone made a fake account for Retro Studios and teased that they were gonna have a big announcement at the show.

Gavin_Rozee

#35

Gavin_Rozee said:

I'm guessing a Super Mario All Stars DS remake/re-release, a remake of Paper Mario for DS (Was rumoured a while ago, or Mario Party 9/WiiWare.

James

#37

James said:

No need to be rude, BlueFlameBat - what did Mr Martinet ever do to you?

KoKoO_Psy

#38

KoKoO_Psy said:

@Raylax

Oh well, apart from you being a smart, I know well and enjoy many of the newer ideas in resent times, but when you have M&LBIS just out the window, NSMBwii hitting soon, and SMG2 further away, i think it is bad form on nintendo's part. Sure, they can do what they want, and you can take me as some ignorant jack, but bottom line in my book is that whoring is whoring. Granted this isn't true, I still think the line they are walking is thin.

Starwolf_UK

#39

Starwolf_UK said:

Just remember before anyone gets too excited anyone can make a Tiwtter account, even you.

I still remember Retrostudios and TopHatProfessor. I'm surprised people are not reading the Shigeru Miyamoto Twitter account or the Reggie one and posting "news" from that...

Mizore

#41

Mizore said:

I'm hoping for either, Super Mario Galaxy 3 (lol), Paper Mario for the Wii, Super Smash Bros. DS...or it could just be another Mario Party game. >_>

...Or fake...

Stuffgamer1

#43

Stuffgamer1 said:

Did anyone else here bother to look up the Twitter account in question? It looks pretty legit to me, based on reading through the past posts. He's been on Twitter since June, starting right after E3, from the looks of it. He flew to Seatle to voice a Mario game on June 24, and nobody freaked out then. Just because he (ill-advisedly) decided to leak a little something on an account nobody previously paid any attention to, people assume it's fake? I doubt it. More likely, it's another Mario sports game. Wii doesn't have a version of Mario Golf yet, for example.

@Raylax: Chibi Robo Park Patrol was released in America exclusively at Wal-Mart. Even Australia got it, apparently, but I see no release date for Europe. How odd.

Stevie

#46

Stevie said:

@Stuffgamer1 - I didn't bother to check out the Twitter account but even if he has had the account since June it could still be fake, remember this is the internet where a lot wierder things happen daily. I refuse to believe it until a trusted source reports it with evidence, Nintendo fess up, or the man himself makes a statement backing up this claim.

Quiz112

#47

Quiz112 said:

If this isn't a hoax i'd expect Mario Party 9 or a mario sports game :/
Up for some Mario Football, anyone? :3

Stuffgamer1

#48

Stuffgamer1 said:

@Stevie: Well, if it IS a hoax, it's a damn good one. But let's be honest here; what are the odds there ISN'T another Mario game coming out next year besides Galaxy 2? What was the last year where there was only ONE Mario game released? I'm pretty sure it was well over ten years ago. Since there's no real info about the game itself in this apparent leak, there's no real reason to doubt the accuracy of the vague information given.

XD375

#49

XD375 said:

I'm sure this Twitter is real - it links with his Facebook, which is friends with Jason Griffith, current Sonic voice, which was confirmed real in a chat I had with Griff himself back in July.

ASDFGHJKL

#52

ASDFGHJKL said:

Since when do Paper Mario games have voice acting? Because I may now need a time machine.

chadthegamer

#54

chadthegamer said:

Like others, I believe this is a fake. Does Nintendo read their voice actor's twitters? I mean, if it is true, I doubt Nintendo would let Charles spill the beans and reveal a new Mario game is in the works. If there's one thing I learned about Nintendo is that they like to keep secrets, I highly doubt this is true.

On the other hand, if it is another Paper Mario game, I would faint from excitment :D

Stuffgamer1

#56

Stuffgamer1 said:

I was sure already, but after what XD375 said, how is there any room for doubt? Though, as I said, there's no point whatsoever in doubting that another Mario game is in the works.:P

Jave

#60

Jave said:

You know,fake or not, I'd say it's true. At any given point in time, there's a Mario game in development.

Stuffgamer1

#63

Stuffgamer1 said:

That link from Reala says it all. This IS Charles Martinet's Twitter account, and Nintendo was none-to-happy that he leaked that little bit of info. When I looked yesterday, his Tweet history was at 35. Now it's down to 31, and he posted a new one this morning!

And Nintendo's reply to GameSpot fits perfectly with what I was already saying: "We are always working on new games and experiences, but we have nothing to announce at this time."

BlueFlameBat

#64

BlueFlameBat said:

It was Charles Martinet's idea to give Mario the really annoying voice instead of the less annoying gruff Brooklyn accent.

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