Super Nintendo World will open this summer in Osaka, in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which are expected to bring tourists to the country in large numbers.
The company promised that the theme park “will combine the physical world with the world of videogames” and allow visitors “to feel as if they were playing within their favorite Nintendo video games.”
Visitors will also use portable “power bands” to participate in a virtual experience based on Mario’s Mushroom Kingdom Universe.
“We have great confidence in the quality of the new area,” said Executive Director of Universal Studios Japan, J. L. Bonnier.
The Mario series, first launched in the 1980s, remains a great money generator for Nintendo.
This year’s Olympic Games, which begin on July 24, will bring an influx of tourists to Japan.