Yes, it's true I'm afraid. Seems our pudgy, Italian plumber hero Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom roadies have been infected by a nasty stream of 2-4-5 Trioxin courtesy of photographer mrksaari.
Seriously, how kick-ass of a game would that make? A mash-up of Resident Evil-style gameplay with the cast of Super Mario World... think about it. The closest thing we've seen thus far has been Luigi's Mansion. Ugh.
Also on display is this grotesquely appropriate "1-Down Mushroom" (see insert) by a fella called Undead Ed over at DeviantArt. If this is the kind of stuff the chefs are serving up around the Mushroom Kingdom, it's no wonder Mario and his pals are looking so ravenous.
Note to self: Do not eat the shrooms in Mexico... er, Mushroom Kingdom.
[1-Down Mushroom by Undead Ed. Zombies by mrksaari © All rights reserved.]