Nintendo-Themed Areas Coming To Universal Theme Parks In Japan, Orlando And Hollywood

We hadn’t heard much more about Nintendo’s partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts, but, back in October, Shigeru Miyamoto had been seen filming at Universal Orlando Resort.

We can now learn more about how their creative vision is panning out, with Nintendo-themed areas planned to come to Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.

Such plans centre on “expansive, immersive and interactive” areas that “will be highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple attractions, shops and restaurants.”

Their aim is to make visitors feel as if they are playing inside their favourite games, and that the areas will be suitable for all regardless of age or gaming experience level. Planning and creative work is underway, with the areas to “open separately over the next several years.”

“We are constantly amazed how the park developers are bringing the essence of our games to life in the real world. Together, we are building it with an eye for what the guests will actually experience,” Miyamoto enthuses about the collaboration. “We are working very hard to create attractions that can be equally enjoyable to anybody regardless of age. Since we’re really bringing the world to life I think Mario will feel like he finally came home!”

Each Universal theme park will announce details of its specific Nintendo areas, with the first announcement expected to be made soon.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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