Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan will open in Japanese summer

Lawrence Kim
January 14, 2020

As previously reported, news about Super Nintendo World was set to drop today - and what do you know, it's finally happening, folks: new details have been shared on Super Nintendo World, Universal Studios Japan's latest theme park creation, at the Universal Studios Japan Super Nintendo World Global Presentation.

Update: On Twitter Bloomberg reporter Kurumi Mori has posted more images and information from a briefing event. And there are hints here as to what we can expect when the park opens, from some kind of app-based game experience using a watch and a smartphone to the overall themes of the rides. The Powerup Band will track each person's collected stamps and coins to display the ranking among all visitors in real-time. Since the Mario-themed amusement park is scheduled to open its first location at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka this spring, it's about time we got some more official details about the rides, restaurants, and merch that visitors to the park can expect to enjoy.

Anyway, Super Nintendo World is being touted as "a life-size, living video game", with attendees being given a special band called a "Power Up Band" that will make you feel like you're in a video game.

Construction on the park kicked off back in October 2018, but it wasn't until fairly recently that we were given signs of life behind-the-scenes.

In September, Universal Parks & Resorts CEO Tom Williams discussed the idea of wearable wristbands for guests, and these have now been confirmed.

Williams said of the planned attractions so far: "It's the best, and we've tested them all, and they're killers". It's gonna redefine what a park experience is like.

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