I got the chance to talk with Charles Martinet (the voice of Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, and a ton of other Mario characters) for a bit during the signing at the Nintendo Gaming Lounge during SDCC. He was incredibly kind and awesome. When he picked up the poster to sign he said “Cooper, you numba one!” in the voice of Mario and I felt a little woozy. It was a bit of an out-of-body experience for me.
A moment later, he asked me what my favorite Mario game was. I told him that it was Super Mario Sunshine, and we had a brief conversation about it (this is only a clip of it). He told me that “it’s about time for F.L.U.D.D. to come back”.
Despite nearly dying from just talking to Mario himself about my favorite game of all time, I loved finding out that he loves Mario Sunshine and wants F.L.U.D.D. to return. Luigi’s Mansion is getting a sequel… I can dream for a Super Mario Sunshine sequel can’t I?