Published Sep 05, 2017As introduced in the videogames and solidified in the much-maligned live-action movie, Mario and his brother Luigi are, in addition to being mushroom addicts, plumbers. Or, at least, they were — it looks like Mario has retired from his trade.
Kotaku has uncovered this shocking discovery, pointing to a new Mario profile on the official Nintendo website.
Though it's written in Japanese, a translation of the write-up reveals that Mario's plumbing career is behind him:
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...
It's shocking news, to be certain, but we think Mario retired just in time. After all, the forthcoming Super Mario Odyssey sees him travel to New York City, and those sewers belong to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.