Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Universal Studios Japan to Open Super Nintendo World This Summer + New Details Emerge

© Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan has made a grand announcement that Super Nintendo World will officially open to visitors this summer ahead of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.  The news comes as the park began to show off some of the features of the area, which they describe as a "life sized, living video game."  Guests will not only enter the land and experience Nintendo themed attractions, they will also be "playing it" via different media applications.

Naturally the land will contain many famous Nintendo locations, such a Peach's Castle and Bowser's Fortress, but spread throughout the area will be a host of interactive features.  There will be two main attractions, a wild Mario Kart ride that is highly anticipated, and a family adventure attraction starring Yoshi.  The below concept art gives an idea of how the finished area will look.

© Universal Studios Japan
In order to get the most out of a visit to Super Nintendo World, guest can get a Power Up Band which will sync to a smart phone application.  That way guests can track their progress as they explore the multi-level area and take part in "one-of-a-kind challenges."  It sounds like they can gather coins along the way, just like Mario does, along with other collectible stamps and badges.  More information on the land will become available in February when a large promotional event will take place in New York City.

For now, Universal has teamed up with Galantis and Charli XCX to debut a new music video sharing the excitement that will be found inside Super Nintendo World.  Make sure to check it out below as it gives many hints toward the attractions to be found in the area.  The land will open at Universal Studios Japan in Summer 2020, then followed eventually by lands in the California, Florida and Singapore parks.