Charles Martinet has had a long career voice acting in video games. His performance as Mario, which he has been officially performing in games since Super Mario 64 until this very day, needs no further introduction. Martinet's career as a video game voice actor has come full circle - after having narrated Bit Trip Runner 2, developer Choice Provisions announced today that he will be a playable character in the game's sequel, Runner3. ...More or less! In an amazing twist of fourth-wall-breaking fun, the game's Narrator will make an appearance as a playable character, and will boast Martinet's likeness. The trailer, which boasts narration from Martinet, is viewable below.
Other guest characters in the game will include Shovel Knight, and Brutal Legend's Eddie Riggs. Runner3 releases on Nintendo Switch, PC, and MacOS on May 22.