Super Nintendo World Details Revealed for Universal Studios Japan

Published: January 14, 2020 10:30 AM /


Super Nintendo World cover

A whole bunch of news has been announced for Super Nintendo World, the Nintendo-themed area of Universal Studios Japan.

Let's start off with what this is. Super Nintendo World is a theme park that's centered around Nintendo games and the culture that developed as a result of them. It's been under construction for some time in Japan, and now Nintendo Wire has highlighted some tweets from Bloomberg reported Kurumi Mori.

But first, how about we take a look at a really cool promotional video that was cooked up for the park?

It certainly looks pretty cool! From what we know, it's all set to open before the 2020 Summer Olympics kick off in Japan, which means that you'll be able to adventure with Mario and friends starting on or before July 24, 2020.

As neat as that is, it would be pretty sad if the rest of us were left out in the cold. Thankfully, there's some super-cool news on that topic: additional parks will open up in Universal Studios locations in Hollywood, Orlando, and Singapore!

Super Nintendo World presentation
Image credit: Kurumi Mori on Twitter

What Can You Do in Super Nintendo World?

So, what will there be to do in this new theme park?

Firstly, Nintendo and Universal Studios will be leveraging technology for a more interactive experience. A wearable wristband called the "Power Up Band" will work with your phone to let you collect coins and compete with other attendees in the park, although there aren't much more details about how that will work beyond the showing of a single app where you can play a game that's also an interactive experience.

Although there have been occasional photos popping up, the actual contents of the park are also a mystery beyond the fact that people are pretty sure there's going to be some kind of Mario Kart attraction. One hopes they file down the spikes on the blue shell!

In any case, Super Nintendo World is slated to open in Japan within the next six months. Those of you who are lucky enough to be going to Japan for the Olympics should take the time to check it out! The rest of us can enjoy the experience when it expands to other Universal Studios locations in the future.

Would you want to go to Super Nintendo World? What sort of rides do you hope to see? Let us know in the comments below!

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