This year was supposed to be something big in Japan. Not only were the 2020 Tokyo Olympics set to take place, but the opening of Super Nintendo World was on the calendar as well. However, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the games and the opening of the park. Today news comes down that the park will open during Spring 2021, ahead of the rescheduled Olympics.
According to Nintendo, Super Nintendo World aims to be a “life-size, living video game,” with “state-of-the-art rides, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo’s most popular characters and games.” Visitors will navigate the park with a “power up band” pass, which allows access to various experiences. There is a smartphone game that allows guests to battle bosses and collect coins.
Nintendo also aims to open its “Mario Cafe & Store” location on October 16th, ahead of the park’s full opening. The store will be found in Universal Studios Japan and will feature Nintendo-themes decorations and merchandise. Food will come in the shape of Mario and Luigi’s hat, while super mushroom drinks, t-shirts, and more will be available to purchase.
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