Universal Studios Japan Announces Super Nintendo World Opening Date

It’s finally happening, Universal Studios Japan is opening Super Nintendo World in a few weeks. The Universal Studios theme park announced the official opening date of Feb. 4 in a video and released a few promotional photos (h/t Slashfilm). The upcoming theme park area is based mostly on Nintendo‘s Super Mario franchise. Inside Bowser’s castle — Koopa in Japanese — fans will ride a real-life Mario Kart attraction called “Koopa’s Challenge,” an attraction that promises to make the fans feel the same adrenaline as the fan-favorite video game. Moreover, the ride will feature competing tracks and AR headsets for the riders. According to Bloomberg, visitors can collect virtual coins by wearing a dedicated wristband as they explore the area and interact with park features via a Switch console.

You can watch the Super Nintendo World opening date video announcement in the player below.

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According to Bloomberg, the Nintendo attraction cost $580 million. It should have debuted in summer, but it was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency. Additional reports by Bloomberg indicate that Nintendo plans to include a Donkey Kong area soon. And Universal is also already planning to bring Super Nintendo World to Universal Studios Hollywood in California and Universal’s Epic Universe in Orlando.

The Super Nintendo World will open at Universal Studios Japan on February 4, 2021. While it may take a while before you can visit it, you can check the promotional photos in the gallery below.

What do you think about Super Nintendo World? Are you going to visit it sooner or later? Let us know in the comments section below.

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