Nintendo fans are livid at an announcement for the new Super Mario adaptation that does not feature the iconic character’s “thicc” buttocks.
The Japanese video game company announced a new Direct for Thursday, focusing on the upcoming Mario movie, starring actor Chris Pratt as the voice of the Italian plumber.
Tune in at 1:05 p.m. PT on 10/6 for a #NintendoDirect: The Super Mario Bros. Movie presentation introducing the world premiere trailer for the upcoming film (no game information will be featured).
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— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 4, 2022
While the poster for the 2023 film featured Princess Peach’s Castle, mushrooms and other Nintendo-related things, Mario’s ass was nowhere to be found.
Instead, fans got a glimpse of a butt so concave that it looks like Mario activated a POW Block — which is used to destroy enemies in-game — on it.
Mario’s backside was never a focus of games in the franchise — it was definitely flat in 2000’s “Paper Mario.” But mods have popped up over the past few years for games such as “Super Mario Odyssey” where players can make the character extra “thicc.”
Social media users took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Mario’s cheeks for the new movie.
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It wasn't long ago that we were talking about the fact that Nintendo gave Mario nipples. Now they took away his butt. The lord giveth. The lord taketh away. pic.twitter.com/9SPtyEYS7j
— Brian Met🎃lius 👻 (@BrianMetolius) October 5, 2022
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Please give Mario a butt in the movie. Man doesn't deserve to be that flat. 💔
— 👻💀🅰️nth🎃ny🦇🌙 (@xMrBedheadx) October 5, 2022
They transplanted Mario’s butt to his head! 🍄 https://t.co/BQD3kU8Vy6
— Sabra Boyd (@SabraMBoyd) October 5, 2022
You’re laughing? They took Mario’s butt and you’re laughing?? pic.twitter.com/PPl6RRLbZF
— Spoopy Kristen 🎃 (@kristenkbates) October 5, 2022
Mario's ass is too small for all the running and jumping he does. https://t.co/LtMNIloykY
— RJ Palmer 🔜 Lightbox Expo #510 (@arvalis) October 4, 2022
This isn’t the first time fans were up in arms over Nintendo deflating their characters’ butts. Gamers called out the company in September for erasing Wario’s thickness.
NextShark has reached out to Nintendo for further comment.
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