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Nintendo confirm Mario is still a plumber

Mario still a plumber

Nintendo have confirmed that Mario is still a plumber.

The tech giant – who owns a number of popular franchises including ‘Pokemon’ and ‘Zelda’ – shocked fans in September after revealing one of their favourite characters Mario – from ‘Super Mario Bros’ – was no longer a plumber.

In the official Japanese Mario bio, it read: "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."

This revelation shocked fans as the character – and his brother Luigi – has been a plumber since the game was first released back in 1985.

However, Nintendo have now corrected the mistake and pleased fans by confirming that he is still everyone’s favourite Italian plumber.

In the amended bio, it reads: "Has a sunny disposition; is popular with everyone. He gets along super-well with his younger twin brother Luigi. They’re a famous combo.

"Has a universal knack for sports–from tennis to baseball, from soccer to car racing, he can do it all and look cool doing it.

"His occupation is plumber. However, his activities don’t stop there.

"He loves Princess Peach. If she is ever in trouble, he will go to help her no matter what [he will drop whatever he is doing if she needs help; literally "no matter what time it is, he will go to help her"].

"With his specialty jump and various power-ups, he opposes the mischief-making Koopa [Bowser]."

Last month it was confirmed that ‘Mario Kart’ is set to release a new mobile game.

The hugely popular racing game spin-off of the Nintendo platforming franchise has announced a brand new game, named ‘Mario Kart Tour’ will be coming to mobile devices by the end of March 2019, though no definite release date has been confirmed.

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