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Universal Studios Japan Unveils SUPER NINTENDO WORLD

“SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™” is coming to Universal Studios Japan and will be the first such opening in the world*1, featuring globally renowned characters and game worlds from Nintendo. Super Nintendo World is targeted to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. While Universal Studios Japan will be the first location to open, Nintendo themed areas are also coming to Orlando and Hollywood as announced by Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts on November 29, 2016.

Super Nintendo World will be comprised of expansive and multilevel environments filled with unprecedented, state-of-the-art rides*2, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games. Development cost at Universal Studios Japan is currently expected to exceed 50 billion Yen. Super Nintendo World will be developed mainly using the park’s current parking area and part of an area designated for future expansion. Katsuhiro Miyamoto, Professor Emeritus of Kansai University estimates that Universal Studios Japan — after opening Super Nintendo World — will bring economic benefits following its opening of approximately 6.2 trillion Yen for the Kansai region, 11.7 trillion Yen for Japan as a whole, and will create approximately 1.1 million jobs in Japan within a decade after opening*3. Universal Studios Japan will introduce the wonder of the world-class, Japan-based entertainment brand of Nintendo not only to Japan but to the world.

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 Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto, Creative Fellow at Nintendo, and Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative, renowned for creative and technical excellence. Super Nintendo World will allow guests to fully immerse themselves and all five senses in the worlds of Nintendo, and is expected to attract guests from Japan and the world over.

*1 Based on an internal survey of Nintendo brand characters and their worlds at other parks and themed areas around the world
*2 Based on company research of the theme parks in operation worldwide in November 2016
*3 Announced by Kansai University (December 12, 2016)

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that conceptual art looks astonishing. If I ever get to go to Japan this is the first place I'm headed for sure.

I'm betting Universal Hollywood will get this last, considering it has less space than its Orlando and Japan counterparts. Hope it's decent sized.

i need that, i think with this and the harry potter land, disney wolrd is looking less atractive now.

Off topic this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbuojUVeDcg reviews theme parks he is really funny and he will review Super Nintendo World when it opens, theres a link with his lastest review

Did they misspell Mario? Pretty sure it's supposed to be named "Super Mario World".

Indeed I don't see anything that isn't Mario themed right now.

The press release itself said it would feature Super Mario among other Nintendo characters.

sdsichero
Mon Dec 12 16 04:15am
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Nintendo themed areas are also coming to Orlando and Hollywood as announced by Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts on November 29, 2016.

Huh? It's coming in the past?

EDIT: Nevermind, I re-read it.

Mon Dec 12 16 09:42am
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Because I'm a smelly loser, the thing I'm looking forward to the most is the official plushes that will come out of this. If they release high quality ones like Universal does now, I'll happily shell out 40-50 for them. In a perfect world, I'd want the entire Smash cast made into plushes but I hope they give at least some of the more obscure franchises some love too.

Jeez, I didn't even think of the merchandise. I wonder if they'll make some cool new stuff or if they'll just sell Nintendo merch that is available elsewhere, like the Nintendo store.

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