Japan’s highly anticipated Super Nintendo World theme park has been well underway for the last few years. But now, aerial photos showing its progress have been released, and people are more excited than ever before.
Keep scrolling to read about this remarkable theme park, and to see the photos for yourself…
Nintendo is the King of gaming.
Founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, the Japanese gaming company started by producing playing cards.
And over the next few years, Nintendo went on to develop its major divisions – Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe – and it ultimately became one of the most influential in the video game industry and one of Japan’s most valuable companies.
Nintendo has created some of the best-known video games of all time.
These include Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, and Pokemon.
The Nintendo Gameboy revolutionized the world of gaming and, let’s face it, we’ve all owned a Nintendo game boy at some point in our lives.
Other consoles include the Nintendo 64, the Gamecube, the Nintendo DS, 3DS, the Nintendo Wii, and the most recent Nintendo Switch.
Those virtual dogs were probably the highlight of millions of childhoods… including ours, of course!
(RIP to all of those forgotten Nintendogs out there…)
Their creativity and fun-style of gaming is loved all around the world, and the Japanese company always leaves fans wanting more.
There is something pretty exciting coming in the next few months…
A Super Nintendo World is opening in the Univeral Studios of Osaka, Japan, in the spring of 2020 and it will be everything that we imagined it to be.
And things have been kept a little “hush-hush” until now.
And, in typical Universal fashion, it is looking very unlikely to disappoint.
This is how the chief creative officer of Universal Creative, Thierry Coup, described the park at the press event.
According to Tokyo-based Bloomberg reporter Kurumi Mori, who attended a press event on Tuesday, the park will feature wrist bands called “Power Up Bands” that will sync with smartphones and track digital activities as guests make their way around the digital world.
Visitors will be able to collect digital coins while also competing with other park goers, just like you would in the actual games.
Mori explained that the park – which now has a slogan of “No Limit!” – is still set to open before the Summer Olympics at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.
Universal Parks & Resorts CEO Tom Williams confirmed to Attractions Magazine last year that the park will have 2 rides at launch – a Super Mario Kart experience and something called Yoshi’s Adventure, which will join the previously-announced castles for Bowser and Peach as part of the “first phase of the park.”
There’s a lot of hype…
Williams said of the planned attractions so far that “It’s the best, and we’ve tested them all, and they’re killers. It’s a great lineup.”
“It takes it to the whole next level. It’s gonna redefine what a park experience is like. It really is special,” he went on to say.
Referring to the wristbands, he added, “You will be able to go up and keep score and play with the various games and that also translates to a score-keeping capability, if you choose to do so within the rides and it actually interfaces back with your game console.”
But now, we have finally been given a glimpse inside the secretive theme park… And we are not disappointed.
And, though it isn’t certain how exactly they got hold of the photos, it is incredibly exciting all the same.
The park looks amazing.
And it truly resembles something straight out of a game console.
But sadly, due to the ongoing pandemic, we can’t expect an official opening date any time soon.
Keep scrolling to read about how you can get Mario Kart on your iPhone…