Super Nintendo World will feature real life games

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.

Plans for the project have been kept secret, but Universal Studios Japan gave fans a glimpse on Tuesday, launching a website and a promotional video with a new song by Galantis and Charli XCX.

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.

“While using the band, guests can collect digital coins just like Mario does in the games,” Universal Studios Japan said in a press release, adding that customers can make use of their “arms, hands and whole bodies.” .

“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.

Its latest mobile application, “Mario Kart Tour”, was downloaded more than 90 million times in its first week when it launched in September, breaking the company’s mobile games record.

This year’s Olympic Games, which begin on July 24, will bring an influx of tourists to Japan.

Annual arrivals of foreign visitors to the country tripled in the years 2013 to 2018 to more than 31 million, and the number is expected to exceed 40 million in 2020.

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