Super Mario Bros Wonder Nintendo Direct: The gaming world is excited as Nintendo gears up for an exclusive Direct showcase, focusing solely on Super Mario Bros. Wonder. This special event comes with the game’s slated release date looming closer, along with intriguing shifts in the Mario franchise. Here’s what we know so far.
Charles Martinet’s New Role
As reported by The Verge, Charles Martinet, the iconic voice of Mario, is stepping away from voice acting duties for the character. He will be assuming a new role as Nintendo’s “Mario Ambassador.” Fans will get to hear more from Martinet and Nintendo’s CEO Shigeru Miyamoto during the upcoming Direct presentation. It is said that Charles Martinet won’t voice Mario in Wonder, but Nintendo promises to honor his legacy in the game.
Game Features and Debut
GameSpot brings us more details on what we can expect from the game itself. Scheduled for release on October 20, Super Mario Bros. Wonder will be a 2D side-scrolling game, featuring new elements like Elephant Mario. The 15-minute Direct presentation will offer an “in-depth” look at the game, possibly including this new feature.
Join us for an in-depth look at Mario's latest 2D side-scrolling adventure in the livestreamed Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct!— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 29, 2023
📆 August 31st
🕓 7am PT / 10am ET
⏳ Roughly 15 minutes
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Streaming and Timing
The Direct showcase will be live-streamed on various platforms including YouTube and Twitch. GameSpot states the presentation will begin at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET. It will provide an “in-depth” look at the game over the course of 15 minutes, which will likely include a special message from Charles Martinet and Shigeru Miyamoto.
Special Edition Nintendo Switch
Another interesting piece of news comes from VideoGamesChronicle, suggesting that Nintendo may also unveil a ‘Mario Red Edition’ of the Nintendo Switch OLED model. This special edition is said to feature two red Joy-Cons and a red dock, with the same shade as the standard Neon Red Joy-Con. Although the release date hasn’t been confirmed, it is speculated that it will be released before October, likely aligning with the game’s launch.
The upcoming Nintendo Direct promises a well-rounded look at what Super Mario Bros. Wonder offers. Whether you’re excited about the new game features or curious about the shifts in the Mario franchise, mark your calendars for this must-watch event.