Mario Isn't A Plumber Anymore...

According to the Japanese Nintendo Website, Mario is no longer the loveable Italian plumber we all knew him as.  All the characters have bios on the site and Mario's is now;

  陽気であかるい、みんなの人気者。双子の弟、ルイージとは大の仲良しで、名コンビです。
スポーツ万能で、テニスや野球、サッカーやカーレースまで、なんでもカッコよくこなします。
実は昔、「配管工」のお仕事もしていたこともあるらしい……。
ピーチ姫のことが大好きで、ピーチ姫が困っていたら、どんなときでも助けにいきます。
得意のジャンプやいろいろなパワーアップで、悪さをするクッパに立ち向かいます。

But because you probably can't translate it yourself...I have for you..

"All around sporty, whether it's tennis or baseball, soccer or car racing, [Mario] does everything cool. As a matter of fact, he also seems to have worked as a plumber a long time ago…"

  

He keeps busy saving Princess Peach and saving the Mushroom Kingdom now and less time cleaning critters out of pipes in recent games which probably sparked the change. However, not all fans are taking the news well.