Mario Is Officially A Plumber Again

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In September, Nintendo crushed hearts across the world by declaring that Mario was no longer a plumber. This week, the publisher has remedied that horrible mistake, changing Mario’s bio to note that he is, in fact, a plumber.


Previously, as translated by Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft, the official Japanese Mario bio had read: “All around sporty, whether it’s tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, he [Mario] does everything cool. As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago.”

This week, though, fans on the Nintendo subreddit noticed that the bio has changed. Now, as translated by Kotaku’s Tim Rogers (brackets his), it reads:

Has a sunny disposition; is popular with everyone. He gets along super-well with his younger twin brother Luigi. They’re a famous combo. Has a universal knack for sports—from tennis to baseball, from soccer to car racing, he can do it all and look cool doing it.

His occupation is plumber. However, his activities don’t stop there. He loves Princess Peach. If she is ever in trouble, he will go to help her no matter what [he will drop whatever he is doing if she needs help; literally “no matter what time it is, he will go to help her”].

With his specialty jump and various power-ups, he opposes the mischief-making Koopa [Bowser].

Finally, our long international nightmare is over. Mario is a plumber again. May the Year of Luigi continue forever.



“He gets along super-well with his younger twin brother Luigi.”

Ummmm, I mean if he’s younger by seconds okay but....