Nintendo really appears to be hitting all the right notes of late. Everything seems to going smoothly regarding the Switch. We’re now within a month of the device’s formal debut. And now Nintendo is beginning to talk about its partnership with Universal Studios theme parks. And judging by today’s sneak peak at the to-be-titled Super Nintendo World, it looks great!
Welcome to the Mushroom Kingdom
Nintendo and Universal Studios released a promotional video last month to further pronounce their partnership. I didn’t expect to hear much more from them on the matter anytime soon. But now, Nintendo has confirmed that they plan to open up their mini-park within Japan’s Universal Studios within 2020. The goal is to beat open the Nintendo themed area in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. So with 3 years ticking down, it’s time to get moving. Thus, Nintendo has reveal a small portion of what will be called Super Nintendo World.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 12, 2016
While the above image is dominated by the Super Mario universe, Nintendo confirmed we won’t solely be interacting with the Mushroom Kingdom. The Tweet’s quote confirms “attractions based on many Nintendo titles”. And while today’s reveal focuses solely on Universal Studios of Japan, it’s likely this will be the blueprint for the California and Florida based parks as well. Here are the official details from today’s press release:
“Super Nintendo World will be comprised of expansive and multilevel environments filled with unprecedented, state-of-the-art rides, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games.”
It then continues:
“Super Nintendo World will feature characters and themes from the Super Mario series, which has continued over the years to win the hearts of devoted fans around the world. The attraction area will also feature a variety of other globally popular Nintendo characters. Nintendo characters and the worlds they inhabit will be re-created at the highest level of quality through the strong partnership between Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto, Creative Fellow at Nintendo, and Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative, renowned for creative and technical excellence. Super Nintendo World will allow guests to fully immerse themselves and all five senses in the worlds of Nintendo, and is expected to attract guests from Japan and the world over.”
It’s definitely an exciting time to be a Nintendo fan.