MOUSTACHIOED adventurers Mario and Luigi are not related but they do have a special bond, it has emerged.
The Mario ‘Brothers’ revelation comes in the wake of Dragon Eye 2, a computer game featuring openly gay characters on the mythical fantasy world of Grindr-onia.
Mario said: “Luigi and I are two highly compatible individuals who found each other in the eighties and have been together ever since, living in a little red brick house full of vintage theatre posters and overweight cats.
“We are not actually brothers, more like soul mates.”
He added: “It just felt like it was the right time to say something. Unfortunately various lucrative licensing deals prevent me from being more explicit, but let’s say we’re unlikely to fall out over the favours of the Princess Toadstool.”
Games reveiwer, Wayne Hayes, said: “They wear lurid dungarees. They have matching facial hair. They inhabit a design-heavy environment decorated in bold primary colours. Most of all, they’re Italian.
“It’s questionable whether this is any kind of revelation.”
Veteran heterosexual gamer, Bill McKay, said: “As a red-blooded straight macho male who would definitely be shagging lots of women if he wasn’t constantly sat in front of a monitor with the curtains drawn and surrounded by discarded Pot Noodle tubs, I find the thought of same sex relationships disgusting.
“However I am less troubled, and in fact somewhat aroused, by the idea of sexual relationships between men and attractive female cat-type humanoids, or busty unicorns.”