It looks like a long Mario tradition must come to an end today. First spotted by Kotaku it looks like Nintendo has now taken Mario’s Plumber status away from the character in their recently updated character profile cards on their Japanese website.
The above image translates to the following:
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…
The character has been known as a plumber in recent years but was also known as JumpMan and as a Carpenter and was even in some games a Doctor. Nintendo’s Miyamoto has stated in the past that his occupation is dictated in whatever scenario he is in so seeing that he is no longer a plumber shouldn’t be a surprised. Are you sad that Mario will no longer be known as a plumber or do you think this wasn’t even news? Tweet us at @SBArcadeCorner and tell us what you think – Johnathan Brin
Source: Nintendo’s Website