Today sees the launch of Mario Golf: Super Rush on Nintendo Switch – are you planning on getting a copy? – but what if we told you there's a TV ad for the game starring none other than Adam Howden, the English voice actor behind Xenoblade's Shulk? Oh yes.
It's your typical Nintendo advert, complete with a very happy family having a wonderful time in a neat and tidy living room while enjoying the latest Switch game. This one's different, though, because we're finding it impossible to listen to Howden speak without imagining Shulk taking to the green and shouting at everything.
You can give it a watch below.
And before you ask, yes, of course someone's added actual Shulk dialogue to make it even better. Enjoy:
Nintendo All-Stars Golf, anyone? Maybe just Super Golf Bros.? Super Smashing Golf Stars 3D Deluxe? We'll buy 'em all.
Not gonna lie. If Shulk were a surprise guest character, I would have bought the game today.
This brings me immeasurable joy.
Obligatory joke about preparing a swing and suddenly having a vision.
@Heavyarms55 add Melia, and so would I.
His voice is quite iconic despite him being told to do the most generic English accent for Shulk!
Adam Howden plays speed golf...
'Everyone, make a run for it!'
@nhSnork Oh with the best girl too, I'd buy the special edition. XD
I'M REALLY TEEING IT!
@Yosher hehe. a feeling it pun i've never heard before. well done sir xD
I've seen this ad so much on TV recently, had no idea it was Shulk's VA! What's next, a Metroid Dread ad with Reyn's voice actor?!
I've seen that ad on TV so much the past week, I had no idea that was Adam Howden
@Matl Thank you, thank you, I won't be here all week. :'D
How cool would Nintendo Golf be? Add Samus, Link, Gannondorf, Kirby etc.
The commercial modded with Shulk's call outs gave me a good chuckle - thank you for finding this, Ryan!
Xenoblade Chronicles is probably the first time I played a game and didn't entirely default to the original Japanese voice acting full-time. I would switch to English occasionally just to be sure Shulk was still really feeling it!
I’ve seen this a few times and I knew that the voice was familiar for some reason. Glad Adam is still getting work for Nintendo in some capacity!
@Heavyarms55 I 100% agree with this.
Didn't really sound like him til he said, "oh no!"
Lovely stuff. Shame they forgot to localise 'June 25th' as 'the 25th of June' for a British audience.
That’s awesome! Way to go Nintendo for giving this guy more work.
I can hear him and Zeldas voice constantly in my head 😂
@Thwomp_Stomper "Pyraa!" would actually have been said by Rex in XC2, who wasn't voiced by Adam Howden. Nice to have any Xenoblade stuck in your head though. 😁
Monado golf club, lend us your power
A while ago I've gone back to watch Dr. Who with Jenna Coleman just to hear her Melia voice.
@Debo626 you are absolutely right! My mistake! 😂 Still very British but stays in your head so they did a good job.
Not gonna lie, I couldn't even hear Shulk at all.
Heh, that's nice. Adam Howdin staring in ads for Nintendo games with his family. Nice to see a VA with his family doing this. Again, these are ads I follow. I never care or get compelled by a known celebrity doing an ad for these games unless it's based with or around their families like Robin and Zelda Williams for OoT. Or if it ties with their professions like Serena Williams playing Mario Tennis. Adam is technically an employee of theirs with his family and seems to be really feeling it.
Howden: BACK SLICE!
@Thwomp_Stomper Oh for sure. Al Weaver did a great job with Rex too. I enjoyed the English dubs in both games. 😁
Tap here to load 27 comments
Leave A Comment
Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...