Universal Studios Japan Teases Super Nintendo World With New Trailer

Super Nintendo World gets a teaser trailer and more importantly, an overview of the park's layout.

on June 10, 2017 1:30 PM

Gamers and geeks of the world are witnessing advances in the world of theme parks: in California and Florida, fans of Star Wars are preparing themselves for the StarWars-themed additions, but across the Pacific, Universal Studios Japan has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming Super Mario-themed Super Nintendo World.

The trailer shows Mario making his way around the park, traversing pipes and collecting coins and ultimately hanging from the goal pole while the park operates beneath him. The iconic flag sits atop a platform that seems to mirror the iconic castle at Disney’s Magic Kingdom and gives attendees a point of reference while the travel throughout the park.

The park seems to have all the essentials: mushrooms, Piranha Plants, and of course, Bowser’s Castle. No rides are visible from the aerial shot, however, as stated in Thursday’s Groundbreaking Ceremony by Universal Studios Japan CEO J.L. Bonnier, the park will be inclusive and unique:

“The new Nintendo-themed area will have different levels, and it will offer our guests a unique experience, and also provide for our international and domestic guests a complete immersive experience which will have attractions, retail, and restaurants.”

Though it has not been depicted in the teaser, the Vice Chairman of Universal Parks and Resorts Mark Woodbury, promised a “Mario Kart experience.”

Super Nintendo World is set to open at Universal Studios Japan in 2020. You can check out the teaser trailer below:

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Noah Buttner is a staff writer at Dualshockers. He specializes in textual and visual analysis and is based in New York, where he recently obtained a degree in Journalism from Stony Brook University.