Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Mario Voiceover Artist Wanted To Voice Link In Zelda Games

The man behind Mario's famous voice, Charles Martinet has revealed he wanted to voice the character of Link in the Zelda games but was turned down by Shigeru Miyamoto himself:
“I spoke to Mr. Miyamoto and said: “I wanna be Link, I wanna be Link”, and Miyamoto told me that Link isn’t going to have a voice; he is going to stay the way he is."

“Of course Mr. Miyamoto is always right! The way it works right now is the way it is supposed to be. It’s the genius of Miyamoto and he knows just the right formula for making his games more fun and more exciting. For example in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, If things slowed down for Mario to express his inner feelings it just wouldn’t work and this way it keeps our hearts pounding with enthusiasm.”
That'd be too weird anyway.

Source: TGS

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