Those Super Mario Odyssey royalty checks aren’t going to last forever, so it’s really about time the video game star rejoined the workforce.
In 2017, everything seemed to go Nintendo’s way. The launch of the Switch hybrid home/portable console was a tremendous success, and blockbuster releases The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey were met with widespread love from both critics and shoppers alike.
And yet, it looks like one high-profile Nintendo employee isn’t bathing in newfound riches… Instead, he’s gotta go back to his humble job.
Yes, according to Nintendo itself, Super Mario is once again a plumber.
After years of gamers assuming the Nintendo star was still a plumber, in keeping with his depiction in the original Super Mario Bros., it came to light last autumn that Nintendo had updated the character’s official profile on the company’s website, saying:
Actually, long ago it seems he used to work as a plumber too…
Fans were shocked, and responded with theories that Mario had become an unemployed freeloader mooching off Princess Peach’s royal hospitality. However just recently, Nintendo has quietly edited Mario’s profile yet again, replacing the above-mentioned section with:
He’s a plumber by trade, but that’s not all he can do.