Mario Ambassador Charles Martinet Doesn’t Understand His Role Yet

He might represent the Mario franchise to the world when touring.

Mario Ambassador Charles Martinet says that he still does not know what his new role is all about.

Last month, Nintendo officially confirmed that Martinet, the official voice actor for its biggest and famous mascot Mario for over 25 years, will be stepping down from the role. He was then appointed to be the new Mario Ambassador for the company. At that time, neither Nintendo nor Martinet reveal what the role entails.

In a recent Q&A panel at Galaxycon in Austin, Texas, Martinet finally commented on his new role. He revealed that he was not quite sure what the role actually meant yet. He also clarified that he has not retired at all.

“I am now, you might have seen on the news, a Mario Ambassador,” Martinet told the fans in attendance. “I don’t know what that is yet. I’m not retired, as it were. I don’t know how… but I’m an Ambassador. And as we step forward into the the future, I will learn – we’ll all learn – what exactly that is.

“But in the meantime, you know, I’ll be ‘ambassading’ as I always am. I’m always an ambassador of Nintendo and Mario at all these events because I just cherish every moment of it, and I hope that your love of the game continues and grows the way mine does.”

Since he is an ambassador, Martinet’s role could be going around the world spreading the word about the Mario games and promoting its latest titles like Super Mario Bros. Wonder.