Nintendo has confirmed the area of its theme park in Osaka, Orlando, and Hollywood this November, following its tie-up with Universal Studios that was announced last year. And today, the company has revealed the name and details of its first theme areas in Universal Studios. It’s called Super Nintendo World and it’s coming to Universal Studios, Osaka, Japan.
Nintendo says that Super Nintendo World will feature “state-of-the-art rides, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games.” The teaser image leans heavily on Luigi and Mario, with the versions of Princess Peach and Bowser castles on each side of the park. Also, if you zoom in a bit, you will see what appear to be theme park character versions of Peach and Toad.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 12, 2016
2020 Tokyo Olympics
Super Nintendo World is planned to be opened before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The company is expecting the price of this development to exceed 50 billion yen (around $433 million). It will use the area in Osaka’s Universal Studios currently designated for parking and future development. Nintendo’s creative fellow Shigeru Miyamoto himself, along with Universal Studios will develop the characters and attractions at the highest level of quality. The company is expecting a boom in the job sector in Japan within a decade after it opens.