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Universal Studios Japan and The Pokemon Company have announced a new partnership for new attractions to Universal’s theme park in Osaka, Japan. The new pokemon-themed additions have not been specified, but the first of these attractions is scheduled to be open to park guests sometime in 2022. Here are the details we know so far:

Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Japan opened today to the general public and to celebrate this occasion, a special ceremony was held. This ceremony was led by Shigeru Miyamoto and J.L. Bonnier (Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of USJ) and it featured many mascots dressed as characters from the Super Mario series. 

After a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an opening date for Super Nintendo World in Japan has finally been set. Patrons will be able to enter the park as of March 18th, and can enjoy a plethora of attractions, including Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge, Yoshi’s Adventure, interactive elements, the Power-Up Band, restaurants, and more. Merchandise will also be available for purchase at the various shops.

For more information and updates on the park, check the website here.

Super Nintendo World was scheduled to open to the public on February 4, 2021 in Osaka, Japan. However, according to a statement obtained by Bloomberg tech reporter Takashi Mochizuki on Twitter, that date has now been pushed back by Universal Studios Japan.

The apparent reason for this opening date change is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Osaka.

A new opening date has not been set for Super Nintendo World at this time but expect more information on this soon.

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.

Nintendo’s upcoming “Super Nintendo World” theme park at various Universal Studios parks was talked about quite a bit recently. Now, it seems like Super Nintendo World won’t be the only video game-themed attraction at Universal Studios – Square-Enix announced a collaboration with Universal Studios Japan today. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dragon Quest, a “Real Battle Attraction” is coming to the Universal Studios park in Osaka. There, visitors will be able to grab weapons, enter dungeons and fight monsters for an authentic Dragon Quest experience.

Further details have not yet been announced so far, like the time frame for this event. The fact that this is a celebration of Dragon Quest’s 30th anniversary seems to suggest that this is a limited-time only event that won’t last very long, but we don’t know for sure yet.


The long-discussed Nintendo additions to Universal Studios are starting to show, as Super Nintendo World has been announced for Universal Studios Japan. Universal Studios Japan also issued a PR statement detailing a bit about the park, such as expected revenue, costs, and location. It also notes that the park is scheduled to open before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It does not go in-depth on the types of rides or attractions. Go beyond the jump for the full PR statement:

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