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Nintendo's Mario leaves the plumbing profession

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Lamar Ellis | 06 September, 2017, 13:19

The profile, translated by Kotaku, goes on to reveal that not only is Mario no longer a master of plumbing, he hasn't been for some time. Translated by Kotaku, the biography now defines the character as: "All around sporty, whether it's tennis or baseball, soccer or auto racing, [Mario] does everything cool".

His official profile in Japan no longer says he is a plumber. Video Game Himself is no longer a plumber, according to Nintendo. Mario's plumbing gig began in 1983 with the launch of Mario Bros. and the introduction of his brother, Luigi. The game will follow Mario on a journey around the world with many different kingdoms to explore in his new ship, the Odyssey.

But nearly never have we seen Mario perform the basic duties of a plumber.

Call this one a cop out, what with not exactly being "labor", but Mario may very well be the most well rounded athlete of all time.

For those who aren't aware, Mario's creator Shigeru Miyamoto originally intended for him to be a carpenter. It introduced the concept of warp pipes, so Nintendo played up the theme and made the characters plumbers instead.

Watch the trailer for the Super Mario Bros. movie below.

But, really, we should all be proud of Mario for updating his resume after all these years.

Are you looking forward to Super Mario Odyssey on Switch? Was Mario just the resident plumber of the Mushroom Kingdom until the first time Bowser made off with Princess Peach?

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