There's something really weird about Wario speaking in full sentences... it's freaking me out

He sounds like a discount Triumph the Insult Comic Dog in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS title WarioWare Gold

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • July 13, 2018 at 6:49 p.m. PDT

Wario has made appearances in his fair share of Nintendo titles over the years. Outside of his own games, we've seen the Bizarro Super Mario as a playable character in Nintendo character gatherings such as the Mario Party series, Mario Golf, and most notably to us fighting game fans, Super Smash Bros.

Typically, Wario keeps with Nintendo's motif of having its colorful characters straying away from full speech and instead making a series of noises or small phrases that often get stuck in your head. You've probably said Mario's "It's-a-me!" or Donkey Kong's "OK!" at some point in your life.

Wario is no different, as he cackles and fires off a loud "WAH!" from time to time. But as Polygon reports, Wario is doing things a little differently in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS title WarioWare Gold.

This collection of microgames features a Wario who speaks in full sentences during the game's cut scenes, and it's... weird. The game isn't due out until August 3rd, but a demo is available on the Nintendo eShop, and GameXplain recently uploaded a video that provides a look at 20 minutes of WarioWare Gold gameplay and Wario's new speech capabilities.

Charles Martinet — who traditionally voices Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi — is providing the voice work here, and though it still sounds like the Wario we know at some points, his full speech is a shock to the system. I can't help but feel that he sounds like someone trying an impression of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. There's a lot of language and content NSFW in that Triumph video, so be careful clicking it.

Fortunately, there's a way to provide your own voice over in WarioWare Gold that can effectively replace Wario's. So you can avoid the strangeness altogether if you wish, unless of course you do your own weird Wario impression...

For comparison's sake, here's a run through of some Wario audio clips from Super Smash Bros. Wii U via Urge2Game - U2G. You might want to watch it after that WarioWare Gold video to restore your perception of the yellow and purple-clad antagonist.

Let's hope Nintendo avoids full speech for Wario in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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