Monday, December 12, 2016

Nintendo of America Release First Concept-Art of Super Nintendo World to Open AT Universal Studios Japan and Later at Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando !

Nintendo of America revealed today  the first concept-art for the Nintendo Land and the Mario-themed attraction! 

Visitors to Universal Studios Japan will soon be able to immerse themselves in the world of Super Mario Bros. and other Nintendo franchises at Super Nintendo World which will feature “attractions based on many Nintendo titles” according to Nintendo. Nintendo’s theme park strategy will begin with Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan, in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the companies announced today and Universal Studios also have plans to bring the Nintendo land with Mario and friends to Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando as announced a couple of weeks ago by Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts. 

Nintendo’s artwork for Universal Studios Japan leans heavily on Mario and Luigi, with versions of Princess Peach and Bowser’s castles and what appear to be theme park character versions of Peach and Toad. 

Super Nintendo World will be comprised of expansive and multilevel environments filled with unprecedented, state-of-the-art rides, interactive areas, shops and restaurants — all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games. 

Development cost at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, Japan, is currently expected to exceed 50 billion yen, or $433 million. Super Nintendo World will be developed mainly using the park’s current parking area and part of an area designated for future expansion. Super Nintendo World will feature characters and themes from the “Super Mario” series, which has continued over the years to win the hearts of devoted fans around the world. 

The attraction area will also feature a variety of other globally popular Nintendo characters. Nintendo characters and the worlds they inhabit will be re-created at the highest level of quality through the strong partnership between Shigeru Minamoto, creative at Nintendo, - see interview of him HERE - and Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative. 

Pictures: copyright Universal Studios - Nintendo

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