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The Area Has a Name: 'Super Nintendo World'

Written by sdsichero on Monday, December 12 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

The Area Has a Name: 'Super Nintendo World'

They won't settle for Nintendoland in Japan…


Source: @NintendoAmerica Twitter feed

Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts first announced plans for Nintendo-themed attractions at Universal Parks in 2015, and reminded us about it just last month. Well, today Nintendo revealed the name its area within the park: Super Nintendo World!

 

That's not all, with that announcement, a piece of what looks like concept art for the area was also revealed. If this is what they are planning, it looks like we'll be able to visit at least two castles from the game, and see many of the features you may remember running through when you played any of the Super Mario games.

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Super Mario World concept art for Universal Studios Japan

 

 Super Mario World will be hitting Universal Studios Japan in Osaka in time for the 2020 Olympics that will take place in Tokyo. What will land in Orlando and Hollywood will be announced later. Here's some info from the official PR for the announcement:

Super Nintendo World will be comprised of expansive and multilevel environments filled with unprecedented, state-of-the-art rides*2, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games. Development cost at Universal Studios Japan is currently expected to exceed 50 billion Yen. Super Nintendo World will be developed mainly using the park’s current parking area and part of an area designated for future expansion. Katsuhiro Miyamoto, Professor Emeritus of Kansai University estimates that Universal Studios Japan — after opening Super Nintendo World — will bring economic benefits following its opening of approximately 6.2 trillion Yen for the Kansai region, 11.7 trillion Yen for Japan as a whole, and will create approximately 1.1 million jobs in Japan within a decade after opening*3. Universal Studios Japan will introduce the wonder of the world-class, Japan-based entertainment brand of Nintendo not only to Japan but to the world.

Super Nintendo World will feature characters and themes from the “Super Mario” series, which has continued over the years to win the hearts of devoted fans around the world. 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.

*1 Based on an internal survey of Nintendo brand characters and their worlds at other parks and themed areas around the world
*2 Based on company research of the theme parks in operation worldwide in November 2016
*3 Announced by Kansai University (December 12, 2016)

 

A day ago, a few patents surfaced hinting at possible rides from this attraction. Neither of those are visible in the concept art, but there is sure to be more unveiled between now and its opening.

Now if we could only get a warp pipe between here and Japan…





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