The famous video game character, Mario might get a new profession. According to a recent update in the Nintendo’s Japanese website, Mario may no longer be a plumber.
The first part of the newly updated bio says that:
“All around sports, whether it’s a tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing. Mario does everything cool. As a matter of fact, Mario also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago.”
Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer and producer, and co-Representative Director of Nintendo was in New York for the 25th-anniversary celebration of Super Mario Bros. on Sunday at the Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Plaza. Mr Miyamoto admitted that Mario’s origins as a plumber were somewhat liquid, as his profession changed to go with the scenario.
“The character I came up with to fit that best was this small little guy with a big nose and a moustache, the characteristics that would stand out in that medium. We created the game design first and then we put the characters in to fit that.” said the Japanese game designer.
The identity of Mario as a plumber shows his relationship with the green pipes. Mario’s green pipes have become so iconic, that Mr Shinzo Abe, Prime minister of Japan,emerged from a gigantic green pipe, wearing Mario’s hat, during the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics.
By changing the profession of Mario, the company might get a real rise in the world of gaming but it will be a disservice to fans of Mario who fell in love with the character with plumbing as his profession decades ago. So, for the time being, Mario’s current profession is not handcuffed to his prior work as a plumber.