Just two weeks ago, Universal and Nintendo officially announced that they would be teaming up to create Nintendo-themed areas in Universal Studios locations in Orlando, Hollywood, and Japan. Though few details are available, the upcoming areas promise to be “expansive, immersive, and interactive,” with attractions that make you feel “as if you’re playing inside your favorite games – in real life.”
Universal Japan revealed yesterday that the new Nintendo-themed land would be named Super Nintendo World, with concept art that features a realm of iconic Nintendo elements from gigantic Piranha plants and question blocks, to Goombas and power-ups. Nintendo and Universal are bringing video games to life in new and innovative ways that make you feel like you’re in the center of their favorite games.
Though few details are available regarding plans at Universal Orlando and Hollywood, Japan’s conceptual art looks complete with Princess Peach’s Castle and Bowser’s Castle, with the area seeming Mario-centric, but it was also noted in a full-press release that other Nintendo characters will be featured in the area.
With Japan hosting the first Super Nintendo World area, development is expected to cost roughly $435 million, with doors due to open before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Universal notes that the individual parks may have different attractions and more specific details will be announced soon, but expect each park to include rides, shops, restaurants and interactive areas decked out in everything Nintendo.
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