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Universal Studios Japan starts construction on Super Nintendo World

 

Before the closing ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, there was a short trailer that showed off Tokyo, the host city for the 2020 Summer Games. While the trailer did show of several iconic characters from anime and video games, one character stole the show, Nintendo’s Mario. Now around the same time, Nintendo announced that they were entering into a partnership with Universal Studios to create and build an attraction area called Supper Nintendo World in three of its theme parks: Tokyo, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Florida, with the Japan location set to be opened in 2020, in with the Summer Olympics.

Today it was announced that Universal Studios Japan started construction of the attraction area. A brief teaser trailer was release that had Mario showing park goers different areas that will make up Super Nintendo World. Here’s the trailer:

 

 

The trailer serves as a concept of the different areas Nintendo and Universal Japan want in Super Nintendo World and what they should look like. Around the same time that the trailer was released, Universal Japan and Nintendo had a ground breaking ceremony, in which both Mario and Shigeru Miyamoto attended:

 

 

This isn’t the first time video games have been featured in Universal Studios Japan, during October a section of the park is turned into Raccoon City from Resident Evil, where park goers can go through and shoot zombies. While Raccoon City is seasonal, Super Nintendo World will be a permanent fixture to the park, much like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. So if you plan to go to Tokyo during the 2020 Olympic Games, be sure to check out Super Nintendo World.

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