Are you a fan of Mario and Luigi? So plan to travel to Japan in spring 2021 to experience Nintendo’s first themed amusement park. An experience in total immersion in the cult world of Super Mario which will offer classic attractions, but also a life-size interactive game thanks to connected bracelets. Other such parks are expected to be launched in the United States and Singapore later.
The Super Nintendo World theme park will open its doors in Japan, but much later than expected. The Japanese giant has announced that the park’s launch will finally take place in spring 2021 in Osaka at Universal Studios Japan. Good news for Mario and Luigi fans since the park’s opening was originally scheduled for 2020, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. An announcement that was relayed on Nintendo’s Japanese Twitter account on Wednesday, October 7.
[トピックス]”SUPER NINTENDO WORLD ™” will open in the spring of 2021. Prior to the birth of the long-awaited new area, “Mario Cafe & Store” will open on October 16th.
— Nintendo Co., Ltd. (@Nintendo)
October 7, 2020
Super Nintendo World is Nintendo’s latest, and most important, initiative to launch its license outside of the gaming world. To attract visitors, the video game giant had already announced an interactive game by offering an original user experience. Thanks to connected bracelets associated with a mobile application, park customers will be able to collect coins digitally and compete against other customers in a competition. A real game of video games in the real world.
If for the moment, Nintendo has not unveiled all its next attractions in its future Super Nintendo World park, a game around Mario Kart has already been revealed without further details.
While waiting for the park to open, the video game manufacturer is diversifying and has just confirmed the opening of a themed cafe and a store at Universal Studio Japan in the Hollywood district for October 16. The store will offer many “Nintendo” branded products with the effigy of Mario and even original food and drinks in the colors of the game which the Japanese are fond of.
After Japan, Nintendo is already planning to open other theme parks in Orlando, Hollywood and Singapore.