Nintendo and Universal have pulled the (iconic Super Mario Bros. 3) curtain off their upcoming Nintendo theme park and revealed the name of the land: Super Nintendo World.
Universal Studios Japan’s Super Nintendo World was unveiled Monday morning and will open in 2020. It’ll be the first of three Nintendo lands come to Universal parks (the other two will be built later in Hollywood and Orlando).
The big concept art offers a very exciting glimpse into what Universal has in store for Super Nintendo World! This particular area of the land is all about Mario and his friends — we see Princess Peach’s Castle, Bowser’s Castle, and Toad’s house scattered across a land that looks like it’s straight out of a Super Mario side scroller.
Unsurprisingly it looks like you’ll be able to meet Nintendo characters as well. Do you spy Peach, Toad, and a couple Yoshis? Click for full size!
In a press release, Universal offered more details about Super Nintendo World. They say Japan’s land “will be comprised of expansive and multilevel environments filled with unprecedented, state-of-the-art rides, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games.”
Super Nintendo World will be built in Universal Japan’s “current parking area and part of an area designated for future expansion.”
Despite the concept art showing a heavy Mario presence, “The attraction area will also feature a variety of other globally popular Nintendo characters,” according to a press release.
“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.”
It looks fantastic and we can’t wait!