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Super Nintendo World Sets February 2021 Opening Date at Universal Studios Japan

Super Nintendo World Sets February 2021 Opening Date at Universal Studios Japan

The world’s first Super Nintendo World will be opening at Universal Studios Japan on February 4, 2021. It will bring to life a highly themed and immersive land featuring Nintendo’s legendary worlds, characters and adventures where guests will be able to play inside their favorite Nintendo games. The grand opening will kick off the park’s year-long 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Super Nintendo World will feature Mario Kart- and Yoshi-themed rides and attractions, as well as restaurants, shops and other experiences that can only be found at Universal Studios Japan. The colorful and interactive area offers a new theme park experience that lets guests immerse themselves in the world by wearing a Power-Up Band, an innovative technology to help bring gameplay to life and allow guests to keep score. Guests with a Power-Up Band can also punch “?” Blocks, collect virtual coins and more to bring the experience of playing Super Mario games to the real world.

New images of the iconic Bowser’s Castle were made public for the first time. The inside of the castle has a mysterious atmosphere with stone walls, spiked fences and heavy iron doors along with a massive stone statue of Bowser at the center of a grand staircase. The powerful scale of the statue makes one feel as if Bowser will suddenly start to move.

“At the heart of the castle lies the world’s first ever Mario Kart theme park ride based on the Mario Kart series of games, which have sold over 150 Million units. Universal Creative has partnered with Nintendo to bring a real-life racing adventure to Universal Studios Japan with Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge! Guests will put on their headset which takes them through the Mario Kart universe to experience never-ending excitement and thrills,” stated Thomas Geraghty, Sr. Director, Innovation & Global Executive Producer for Mario Kart.

The world’s first interactive Mario Kart theme park ride at Super Nintendo World will immerse guests into the worlds of Nintendo. Guests will race through the iconic courses of Mario Kart with their favorite Nintendo characters and be transported into the Nintendo worlds where they’re not just playing the game, they’re actually being immersed in the game. They will steer into the Mushroom Kingdom and throw shells as they race to the finish line with Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach.

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Universal Studios Japan has partnered with the Universal Creative team and Nintendo’s creative team, including Nintendo Representative Director, Fellow Shigeru Miyamoto to create the world’s first interactive Mario Kart theme park ride at Super Nintendo World. Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge is brought to life through a powerful story and characters, advanced technology in augmented reality, projection mapping, and screen projection combined with a physical set that recreates iconic environments in fantastic detail, only at Universal Studios Japan.

Super Nintendo World will also make its way to Universal Studios Hollywood although no further details are known yet.

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