1 Dec – Here's something exciting to look forward to next year: the grand opening of Universal Studios Japan's (USJ) Super Nintendo World!
The Universal Studios theme park in Osaka has revealed several new photos, as shared on its official Twitter account, as well as given an update on the opening date.
The world's first Super Nintendo World is now set to open at USJ on 4 February 2021.
Following its groundbreaking ceremony in 2017, the Nintendo-based land was originally scheduled to open in the middle of this year, when tourist traffic was expected to be exceptionally high due to the 2020 Summer Olympics. Of course, the global pandemic put a halt to this plan.
As updated on USJ's official website, there are currently three attractions available.
Mario Kart: Koopa's Challenge is described as "iconic Mario Kart courses [that] have been brought to life with cutting-edge technology." In Yoshi's Adventure, players will go on a treasure hunt while enjoying "a spectacular view of the Mushroom Kingdom from Mount Beanpole while having fun on this ride that's perfect for the whole family." Meanwhile in Power Up Band Key Challenges, players will play interactive games throughout Super Nintendo World and the Final Challenge will be "an exciting boss battle with Bowser Jr."
Super Nintendo World is also expected to open in Universal Studios Hollywood; Universal Studios Singapore, though there are concerns of the lack of space here; and the upcoming Universal's Epic Universe in Orlando.
(Photo source: USJ Official's Twitter)