Mario is Officially a Plumber Again

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We previously reported that Nintendo had quietly changed up Mario’s official Japanese profile page, alluding to him no longer being a plumber. Now, the Japanese company has changed up his profile again to remedy what many fans thought was a mistake.

The profile was previously changed to say the legendary mustachioed plumber “seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago.”

Now, it has since been updated (via R/Nintendo) to say flat out that “his occupation is a plumber,” while also saying “his duties don’t stop there” and even goes as far as saying “he loved Princess Peach.”

The latest game in the Super Mario franchise, Super Mario Odyssey, is now available for the Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, you can find our review for the game here (we highly recommend it!).

Brandon Orselli


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