Mario’s fans are meeting in 2021 in Osaka, in the Universal Studios Japan park, to discover the new area around the Nintendo franchise, Super Nintendo World. The opening, scheduled for February 4, 2021, has been postponed until March 18, 2021.
Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and company will finally set up their suitcases in 2021 at Universal Studios Japan! The amusement park announced on November 30, 2020, a date for the opening of its brand new zone dedicated to the Nintendo franchise, Super Nintendo World, but it will take a little longer to discover the wonders that the resort offers us. And for good reason: scheduled for February 4, the opening has been postponed to March 18, 2021 due to the health crisis in the country. And in the meantime, to take your pain in patience, here is a video tour of the park unveiled Saturday, December 19, 2020:
Several visuals of this new area have also been unveiled, as well as a focus on one of the already cult attractions of Super Nintendo World, Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge. What does it consist of? You climb to four in one of the famous Karts of the video game, then “the participants will join their favorite characters in augmented reality, will make their way through the Mushroom Kingdom and launch carapaces at the Koopalings to run to the finish line”, as explained by Thomas Geraghty, executive producer of the attraction, to our colleagues at jeuxvidéo.com. A sensation ride that also offers you to put on an augmented reality helmet to appreciate all the subtleties.
Note that, just like in the video game, you need to retrieve boxes containing bananas, bombs and other Koopa shells to slow down your opponents and finish first in this wild race. As for the area, it will also be interactive (like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland, USA), with the possibility of collecting coins via a connected bracelet, each time you perform an action within the park. See you in February!