Kevin Afghani is the New Voice of Mario

Making his debut as the character in Super Mario Bros. Wonder later this week!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 10/16/2023 11:07 Comment on this     ShareThis

The question on the minds of countless Nintendo fans the world over has likely been, “who is going to take the place of Charles Martinet as the voice of Super Mario?” The voice actor who has famously played the role for over 20 years recently shocked everyone by announcing his retirement, but no word on his replacement was given at the time. However, those who listened closely to the voice work in both Super Mario Bros. Wonder and WarioWare: Move It! could tell that someone other than Martinet was voicing the titular roles.

Kevin Afghani, the New Voice of Mario in a Gray T-Shirt

Kevin Afghani, the New Voice of Mario

Now, after a dataminer began poking around in the demo for Mario Wonder and began narrowing down potential actors for the role, Nintendo has decided to go public via a statement to GameInformer declaring Afghani as the new voice of the beloved plumber. In response, Afghani shared the following on his X account:

If Afghani’s name is familiar, it’s likely because he has handled other voice acting roles in the industry prior to landing Mario, including Arnold in Genshin Impact. Whether or not Afghani will be playing the role permanently moving forward is unknown (as well as who will be playing the role of Wario in the future), but if nothing else Afghani has at least this shot to shine as the character. What do you think of this casting? Let us know in the comments and on social media!

Source: GameInformer & Kevin Afghani X Account

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