In November 2020, Universal Studios and Nintendo invited journalists to the first presentation of Super Nintendo World in Osaka, showing them several areas that should have been available to visitors. There were not so many photos on the network but on the published ones you could see, for example, a statue of Bowser. And one of the attractions is Mario Kart – albeit on the rails.
Nintendo is one of the first consoles and one of the most popular brands in the gaming industry. It is loved by several generations of gamers because it has existed for several decades. Unlike many others, its popularity doesn’t decrease as the company doesn’t stop presenting new products and games each year. And Super Nintendo World is another thing that attracts people from all over the world.
If you are also a fan of Nintendo but don’t have a possibility to visit the Park right now, it might be a good idea to play classic Nintendo games. You can download SNES ROMs anytime and spend several hours playing any game from The Legend of Zelda or Mario series.
About the Park
Super Nintendo World is one of the most expensive areas in Universal Studios Japan, with an investment of around $580 million. Visitors can find several rides in the famous Nintendo game environments and one of them is Mario Kart. By the way, happy birthday to Super Mario. In order to get the maximum impressions, visitors need to use glasses with augmented reality, while the carts themselves are installed on the rails to make it easier for the organizers to control everything.
At the same time, at the attraction, visitors still have some control over the situation and they are able to “throw shells” at other maps.
Super Nintendo World should have opened on February 4, 2021, but because of the pandemic, the date was postponed to the middle of March. Even though the owners applied security measures in order to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus, they were forced to close the park. The restrictions in Japan are pretty serious and of course, it relates to the mass gatherings the most.
However, it is already reported that the Park will soon be open again. Later, Nintendo wants to open similar thematic zones in the United States and Singapore, but there are no exact dates yet. For sure, they will be extremely popular both among kids and adults.
New Nintendo Games to Play
While the Park is closed, we can try new Nintendo games:
- Game Builder Garage is Nintendo’s game builder that lets users create their own games using an intuitive editor. Release date: June 11 on Switch.
- Mario Golf: Super Rush is the seventh installment of a sports spin-off that has been released since the late 1980s. The arcade simulator will feature heroes from the games of the Mario series and Nintendo in general. Features include a Joy-Con imitation of a hockey stick. Release date: June 25 on Switch.
- Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD – Western release of Atlus’s 2003 JRPG remaster on PS2. The game is set in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, inhabited by demons. The main character of Nocturne becomes an unnamed protagonist, who also receives demonic powers.
Nocturne, as usual, is not associated with previous games in the Megami Tensei series, but in terms of gameplay, it is still the same JRPG with an emphasis on exploration, communication with NPCs, and turn-based battles in which the main character and his squad of three demons participate.
For HD Remaster, the developers have improved the character models and backgrounds, added difficulty levels, switching between English and Japanese voice acting, and the ability to save at any time. In addition, along with the game, a deluxe edition will be released with additional content, including the easiest difficulty level and the hero Dante from the Devil May Cry series.
So, at the moment, this is everything we know about the Super Nintendo World. We hope that they will be able to reopen again and that it will be also available for the citizens of other countries.