Hot on the heels of Japan's first official Nintendo store, which opened in Shibuya Parco on November 22, the Mario franchise has also announced a new project in Osaka – Universal Studios Japan will be opening its 'Super Nintendo World' just before the 2020 Olympics.
The new attraction is based on Nintendo's Mario Kart and Yoshi games, and hence will be featuring plenty of fan-favourite elements such as Princess Peach's pink castle and the massive fortress of Bowser, plus a couple of Piranha Plants popping out of tubes, Goomba mushrooms climbing up hills and the head of a Super Mushroom.
You can expect a real-life version of the ever-popular Mario Kart game as well as an adorable Yoshi ride, both of which will be bringing your favourite game characters to life. What’s more, you can upgrade your Nintendo collection at the on-site souvenir shops and look forward to dining at the Mario-themed restaurant.
Plans for a collaboration between Nintendo and Universal Studios Japan were announced back in 2015. It’s been a while, but looking at the recently released concept art, we think it will be worth the wait.
We will keep you posted on any updates regarding Universal Studio Japan's Super Nintendo World.