Charles Martinet told Miyamoto that he wanted to voice Link, doesn't believe Nintendo has competition
“I spoke to Mr. Miyamoto and said: “I wanna be Link, I wanna be Link”, and Miyamoto told me that Link isn’t going to have a voice; he is going to stay the way he is. Of course Mr. Miyamoto is always right! The way it works right now is the way it is supposed to be. It’s the genius of Miyamoto and he knows just the right formula for making his games more fun and more exciting. For example in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, If things slowed down for Mario to express his inner feelings it just wouldn’t work and this way it keeps our hearts pounding with enthusiasm.” - Charles Martinet
Wow…I’d love to hear what Mr. Martinet would do if he were voicing Link. I don’t think it would fit too well, but I’m sure it would be interesting!
Charles also had a bit to say about Nintendo’s competition…or lack thereof…
“My sense is that there is no competition. I think the focus with Nintendo is just to make the best games they can so people have the most fun they can have. That dedication to the fans and to the games and the genius leadership of Mr. Miyamoto, Mr. Kondo and Mr. Iwata, that are seeking to bring gaming to everybody. It’s a competition within Nintendo.”