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A new trailer has come in for Super Nintendo World to promote the theme park’s opening at Universal Studios Japan early next year. View it below.

Super Nintendo World will open its doors on February 4, 2021.

Famitsu’s YouTube account has published a three minute video looking at some of the features of Super Nintendo World, which is coming to Universal Studios Japan. This short preview showcases some of the parts of the Mario Kart AR ride as well as Bowser’s Castle. 

Check out the full video below.


The Nintendo theme park, Super Nintendo World, has finally received an opening date. This attraction will be added to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka on February 4. 

This news comes with a slew of new details and pictures, detailing such things as a Mario Kart ride and Bowser’s Castle. Bowser’s Castle will greet visitors with all of the earnable cups in the Mario Kart game as well as a giant Bowser statue.

Super Nintendo World is pretty much ready to go at this point with construction having been all but completed. We now have a good look at the theme park from an aerial perspective thanks to a brief video.

Here’s the full footage:

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At least for now, Super Nintendo World is largely focused on Mario. The whole park is themed around the franchise, including the attractions themselves. So what’s Pikmin doing in new promotional art that’s now popped up online?

We have a look at the full art piece below. It features the usual cast of characters, including Mario, Luigi, Peach, various enemies, and more. But hidden by Luigi is a single red Pikmin.

Universal Studios Japan has announced that Super Nintendo World aims to be open to the public in Spring 2021. With the threat of COVID-19 still looming, the park has taken the health and safety of its employees and visitors very seriously, with strict hygiene measures in place to ensure enjoyment and mitigate fears of contracting the virus.

A café area outside the main Super Nintendo World area will be open as of October 16th, with food and drinks themed after both Mario and Luigi. In addition, a merchandise store area will be available with items that can only be found at Super Nintendo World, including a lineup of items featuring a “Whose Cap?” design. This shop can be found in the Hollywood Boulevard area of the park, so visitors can experience it despite the main attractions not being finished yet.

Super Nintendo World will initially debut in Japan. However, it will open at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Singapore later on.  Check the gallery below to see a mock-up of the planned layout for shops as well as items to be available for sale:

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Andy Biar was heavily involved with the creation of the Mario Kart ride at Super Nintendo World. As an engineer, he and his team tackled a number of issues during development, including having only one test track and taking on a challenge less than a day before meeting with Nintendo.

Biar outlined the experience of working on the Mario Kart ride in a recent blog post. Read the full backstory on its creation below.

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Much of the talk surrounding Super Nintendo World has been its debut location at Universal Studios Japan. Construction is all but complete in the area. It’s just a matter of when the park will open, as it’s been impacted by the coronavirus – much like a lot of other things this year.

Aside from Japan, Super Nintendo World will eventually open in other parts of the world, including Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s unclear when it’ll open, but the first set design piece / mountain facade has been spotted.

Universal Core shared the following photo on Twitter:

New videos for Super Nintendo World have leaked from what looks to be the theme park’s official website.

The footage was spotted on the Vimeo account of one of the site’s developers. Those videos have been taken down, but not before they were preserved online.

Here are a couple of videos that offer a brief glimpse at Super Nintendo World itself – including entering through a Warp Pipe – as well as the Mario Kart ride:

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The opening timing for Super Nintendo World will be announced around the fall, Universal Studios has confirmed.

Plans to open the theme park alongside the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo were officially delayed late last month. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, it was simply impossible to make Super Nintendo World available to the public. This year’s Olympics were previously delayed to 2021.

Super Nintendo World will initially debut in Japan. However, it will open at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Singapore later on.

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