In an announcement that should surprise no one, Nintendo has a new unnamed Mario game in the works, and it's at least to the stage in development where they're gathering its acting talent. Charles Martinet, the bubbly voice behind Mario, Luigi, Wario and Baby Mario, leaked a no-longer secret Nintendo project from his Twitter account over the weekend, and his red-hatted plumber will appear.
"I'm going to Seattle this week to record a new Mario game!" Martinent tweeted on October 10th. That preceded a few small updates over the course of his trip.
"Awesome new Mario Game!" he posted Saturday. "And it's not 'NSMB Wii,' and it's not 'Galaxy 2,' but it's going to be crazy fun!"
The actor, who also said that he was scheduled to voice Orvus in a "Ratchett & Clank" trailer today, didn't elaborate on what his new Mario title would be called or which system it would be for, but he did beam with the level of exuberance one would expect from Nintendo's goto guy for in-game "Mama mia!" audio clips.
The fact that Nintendo is readying a new mystery Mario game shouldn't shock the gaming world in the least, but "New Super Mario Bros. Wii" on its way out November 15, which direction they decide to move next with their franchise Brooklynite will be a story to watch.
What do you think Nintendo's new Mario game will be? Which system would you like them to release it for? Share your suggestions in the comment section below.