The 2020 Summer Olympics isn’t the only major event that is happening in Japan this year. Just a couple of months before the international multi-sport event takes place, the Super Nintendo World is scheduled to open at Universal Studios Japan. Needless to say, this exciting theme park will make every 90s kid’s dream come true.
Two years ago, Universal announced its plan of creating the Mario themed park. And it will be set on the Osaka-based Universal Park. Along with the announcement, the company released a teaser trailer to give eager fans a sneak peek of what the world would be like.
Fans of Super Mario can now live their dream as the new attraction is an immersive Nintendo universe. Just think of it as a life-size, living video game where you play as one of the characters. You’ll be collecting coins, hitting some question boxes, sliding down tunnels and pretty much anything else that Mario does in the game. Only this time, you won’t be just sitting and holding a game console. You will be living the game and experiencing the adventure in an actual environment.
Guests will be given a Power Up wristband that syncs them to the game. To activate the band, guests will have to download an app onto their smartphones to complete the sync. While inside the park, players can team up with friends to fight enemies and collect coins and other items. Teams will have to compete with each other and whoever collects the highest score wins the game. Furthermore, the theme park will recreate the exact Super Mario environment including the Mushroom Kingdom along with castles for Princess Peach and Bowser.
As 2020 spring draws nearer, fans are also getting more and more excited. Apparently, they can’t seem to wait for the grand opening any longer. And to add more excitement, Universal just released a few snippets of the theme park. The epic park also features ultra-immersive Mario Kart that puts you in the driver’s seat. Additionally, Yoshi will give you a thrilling ride as you explore the area on its back.
The new attraction will give immersive experience where guests can play the game as one of the characters
Universal Studios Japan have the privilege to experience this park first. But the company announced that the Mario-themed attraction will also rise in Universal Parks in Hollywood, Orlando and Singapore. Calling all gamers around the world! Are you ready to take your gaming experience to the next level and embark on a real-life adventure?