Universal Studios amusement parks and Nintendo are teaming up to bring Mario to life. Super Nintendo World, a special Nintendo-themed area of Universal Studios Japan, was revealed on Twitter. The theme park area will feature “gameplay, heroes and villains” from Nintendo’s most famous videogames. The companies hope to have Super Nintendo World open for visitors in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It will cost an estimated $430 million to build.
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.
Similar Nintendo theme park additions are planned for Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood, but no specifics have been given. The partnership between Universal and Nintendo was first announced in May.