December 12, 2016


Preview Universal Studios' Super Nintendo World with New Concept Art

Nintendo/Universal Studios Japan
Nintendo/Universal Studios Japan

Just a couple weeks ago, we learned Universal Parks and Resorts were planning "expansive, immersive and interactive" Nintendo-themed attractions at their three locations worldwide. Today it's been revealed that each park will get a Super Nintendo World addition (anything that reminds us of the SNES is great), and that the one in Osaka, Japan will open before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. More than $430 million will be spent.

Get a glimpse of the concept art above. 

When you've caught your breath, get some press release intel:

“Super Nintendo World will be comprised of expansive and multi-level environments filled with unprecedented, state-of-the-art rides, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games. ... 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.” 

Previously, Miyamota said, "Since we're really bringing the world to life, I think Mario will feel like he finally came home!" See that original preview:

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