Nintendo announced in August that Charles Martinet, the longtime voice actor for Mario, would no longer be voicing the iconic character. Fans were left speculating about who would be the new voice of Mario in Super Mario Bros. Wonder trailers. After months of anticipation, Nintendo has finally confirmed that Genshin Impact voice actor Kevin Afghani will be taking on the role of Mario.
In a statement to Game Informer, Nintendo revealed, “The voice actor’s name is Kevin Afghani.”
Afghani took to Twitter to express his excitement, tweeting, “Incredibly proud to have voiced Mario and Luigi in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Thanks to Nintendo for inviting me into the Flower Kingdom.”
Incredibly proud to have voiced Mario and Luigi in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Thanks to Nintendo for inviting me into the Flower Kingdom!
— Kevin Afghani (@KevinAfghani) October 13, 2023
Afghani has an impressive list of credits, including Arnold in Genshin Impact, Raditz in Dragon Ball R&R, and various roles in the Secret History of Cuphead short.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder will be releasing exclusively on the Switch on October 20. Mario graced the cover of the latest issue of Game Informer, and we have exclusive coverage of the making of the game and more in our Super Mario Bros. Wonder coverage hub. Be sure to check it out for all the latest stories!
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