Something to look ahead to: Ever wished you might be in a real-life online game? This summer season, Universal Studios Japan will likely be providing the closest we could ever get to that fantasy when it opens Super Nintendo World park. Now, new particulars about the attraction have been launched, together with a promo music video from Galantis with Charlie XCX.
The park, which launches forward of the 2020 Tokyo Games, looks as if it’ll be a paradise for Nintendo followers. Along with a real-world Mario Kart expertise and the means to journey round on Yoshi’s again, Bloomberg studies that it will characteristic wearable, Nintendo-themed wrist bands known as “Power Up Bands.” These work alongside a smartphone app, providing “interactive experiences” reminiscent of gathering digital cash, battling bosses, and competing with others.
Bloomberg reporter Kurumi Mori, who was at the Super Nintendo World press occasion, tweeted pictures revealing extra of the cellular app. It contains an overhead map of the park that looks like one thing straight out of a Nintendo title, and guests can create profiles and unlock achievements.
“A life-size, living video game” — Thierry Coup reveals us the new app used to get pleasure from Super Nintendo World with a wrist band, touting an interactive expertise #Nintendo pic.twitter.com/n468l5elnO
— Kurumi Mori (@rumireports) 14 January 2020
Thierry Coup, the chief artistic officer of Universal Creative, mentioned that Super Nintendo World would increase past Universal Japan to the US websites of Hollywood, California, and Orlando, Florida. No phrase but on precisely when it’ll attain America, although.
It won’t be as a lot enjoyable as the theme park, however final yr noticed one other, albeit unofficial, real-world Mario Kart contest happen: Mushroom Rally USA. Heats had been held in Miami, Los Angeles, Denver, and Houston, and contributors picked a Mario Kart character costume to put on on the day.