FIRST LOOK: Super Nintendo World rises in Japan


Super Nintendo World is getting closer to charming our nostalgic hearts based on progress pics released to the pvblic. The Mario-centric theme park is planned to open in time of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which will begin in July. It’ll be housed within Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.



The snaps feature a 3D rendition of a hillside bearing the iconic Goal Pole found in Mario games. Based on the news leaks and concept art, Super Nintendo World will also sport the usual theme park offerings, which include rides, attractions, and shops.

Two rides, based on Mario Kart and Yoshi’s Adventures, have been confirmed. Other Mario characters, such as Bowser, Princess Peach, as well as Donkey Kong, will also have their own sections.

And although there is no timeframe yet, various Super Nintendo Worlds are planned to open in other Universal Studios in Orlando, Hollywood, and Singapore.