There are certain things you never hoped you ever be reporting on as a journalist. Things which take everything you thought you knew about something so inherently linked with your field and shatter them before your very eyes. My friends, it seems that Mario is no longer a plumber.

At least that’s according to an updated profile on Nintendo’s Japanese website that is. The post makes it seem as if, for now at least, that Mario has given up the job describing the mustachio’d mascot as “All around sporty, whether it’s tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, he [Mario] does everything cool,” it says, according to a translation provided by Kotaku. “As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago…”

So it seems we have come to an end of an era, one which seemed so concrete and commonplace up until now. Mario made his most recent appearance in Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle, you can read our review here.

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