Mario’s plumb­ing days in the past

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PEO­PLE tend to not like change and gamers are no dif­fer­ent it seems.

Nin­tendo fans around the world have re­acted to the sur­prise news from the com­pany that its iconic char­ac­ter Mario has qui­etly un­der­gone a ca­reer change.

Mario is the clos­est thing to a mas­cot that Nin­tendo has, and for some rea­son the Ja­panese gam­ing gi­ant felt com­pelled to update his CV.

Ev­ery­one knows Mario as a pipe-slid­ing plumber but he’s ac­tu­ally a jack of all trades.

“Mario was once a plumber … but that was a long time ago,” Nin­tendo says on its web­site.

Tech pub­li­ca­tion Ko­taku no­ticed that the char­ac­ter’s pro­file on Nin­tendo’s of­fi­cial Ja­panese-lan­guage web­site states that Mario used to be a plumber.

Trans­lated to English it reads: “All around sporty, whether it’s ten­nis or base­ball, soc­cer or car rac­ing, he does every­thing cool. As a mat­ter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago.”

De­spite the re­minder of his many tal­ents, it didn’t men­tion any new pro­fes­sion for the fa­mous Ital­ian char­ac­ter.

Nin­tendo fans are a bit miffed – and some are tak­ing the news a lit­tle hard.

One so­cial me­dia user is blam­ing it on the Mil­len­ni­als, while an­other is com­par­ing it to the shock of the Brexit ref­er­en­dum re­sult.

Mario is the face of Nin­tendo, but he’s not a one-trick pony.

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