Published: Tue, January 14, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan will open in Japanese summer

Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan will open in Japanese summer

The below music video's song is titled "WE ARE BORN TO PLAY" by producer duo Galantis featuring singer Charli XCX.

Theme parks take a long time to make.

"Think of Super Nintendo World as a life-size, living video game where you become one of the characters", said Universal Creative CCO Theirry Coup. You literally have to build a functioning little community here in the real world.

Well, that might not be possible, but Nintendo is doing the next best thing by opening up an Super Nintendo World theme park at Universal Studios Japan. Now, that work is nearly complete, as Super Nintendo World is set to open later this summer, in Japan. The Super Mario Kart and Yoshi's Adventures rides will reportedly be open for the initial launch.

Universal Studios Japan is set to open its Super Nintendo World park in Osaka, Japan.

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Nintendo describes the theme park as a "life size experience of the game world", with the promise of combining games and attractions with "the world's most advanced technology".

Bloomberg reporter Kurumi Mori shared some additional details from a press event in Japan.

What makes the park really feel like a game is the power-up band that visitors will wear on their wrists.

The video drives home the immersive quality of the park, and the pivotal role of the wristbands, opening with humans being sucked into the Mushroom Kingdom and activating their bands. The video shows people of all ages dancing having fun in a CGI representation of the park's Mario-themed world.

Unfortunately, the music video above drops no clues about the park's actual appearance but does have a catchy tune that nearly makes you want to jump into the next green man-sized pipe you see.

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