This morning, Nintendo unveiled their plan to make gamer’s fantasy a reality – a world of Super Nintendo. The first-of-its-kind venue will be a part of the Universal Studios park in Japan, according to Polygon. The attraction will feature globally renowned and iconic characters and game worlds. However, the attraction is not expected to open to the public until the summer of 2020, which will be just in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. So for all you Nintendo fans, you have roughly three and a half years to stock up on bananas, grow out an awesome stash and put on some overalls.
The attraction will be located near Osaka, which is about an hour flight from Tokyo. Today’s unveiling by Nintendo of America (via Twitter) featured the name of the upcoming attraction: Super Nintendo World.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 12, 2016
The teaser image features what appears to be a heavily leaned Mario and Lugi world, with a version of Princess Peach and Bowser castle towering above everything else in the park. But Nintendo has stated that the park will also include several other popular Nintendo characters, which they hope to recreate to the highest level of quality. Partnering up for this attraction will be Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto, Creative Fellow at Nintendo, and Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. Development costs are expected to be about 50 billion yen or more, which is roughly about $433 million.
Nintendo plans on making the theme park attraction as immersive as possible, including not only Nintendo themed rides but also multiple shops and restaurants.
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.
However, if you’re short on cash to fly all the way to Japan, Nintendo is also planning on brining Super Nintendo World to Universal Studios in Hollywood, California and Orlando, Florida.