Wearing Mario’s signature red hat and oversized gloves, execs from Nintendo and Universal Studios Japan finally gave us a glance at their long-awaited Nintendo theme park, Super Nintendo World.
According to the limited details the three suited speakers shared, the park, which will open the same year Japan hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics, will be broken into different stages (or “levels”), much like video games themselves. One of the key attractions—which we speculated on weeks ago—is the “Mario Kart Experience,” which we imagine will be based on the game’s most discernible courses. If this is the case, Rainbow Road is a must.
But let’s get to the good stuff: Nintendo finally released a teaser for the park. Admittedly, the 30-second clip doesn’t reveal much, but what it does show looks absolutely badass. Take our money now!
In the vid we see the franchise’s core group of talking mushrooms, princess-napping dinosaurs and color-coordinated plumbers. It also looks like you’ll be able to enter Peach and Bowser’s castle, which, I’m presuming, will house some ride a la Hogwarts inside Univeral’s Harry Potter world. Either that, or storefronts that sell oodles of overpriced clothes and plushies.
Considering the success of Nintendo Switch, which exceeded sales expectations by almost a million units in its first month, Super Nintendo World will be an unwavering success. Because Japan is much too far for any road trip, though, Universal and Nintendo will bring Super Nintendo World to Orlando and Hollywood sometime after 2020. So you have plenty of time to brush up on your Mario Kart skills.
Want to see what all the fuss is about? Check out the trailer below.