Most of the fine-grain details are still under lock and key, though expectations are high, with Nintendo partnering with Charli XCX and Galantis to create a Super Mario World music video teasing some of the experiences guests will have.
Theme parks take a long time to make.
The real-world Mario Kart will definitely be one of the highlights of the theme park, with some safety precautions, of course.
Following the Japan opening, Super Nintendo World is scheduled to come to Universal's Orlando, Hollywood and Singapore parks, although a timeline for openings outside of Japan hasn't been announced.
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Bits and pieces of Super Nintendo World information for the Universal Studios Japan location have appeared since its announcement.
"We have great confidence in the quality of the new area", Universal Studios Japan chief executive J. L. Bonnier said. Billed as "a life-size, living video game", Super Nintendo Land may be the closest theme park guests will get to being dropped in the middle of a Super Mario game - barring the part where you grow to the size of a giant, probably.
The video drives home the immersive quality of the park, and the pivotal role of the wristbands, opening with humans being sucked into the Mushroom Kingdom and activating their bands. Since then, Nintendo has launched a number of smartphone games, including a free-to-play version of the "Mario Kart" franchise, but making hit titles exclusive to its own hardware remains the firm's core business.
Unfortunately, the music video above drops no clues about the park's actual appearance but does have a catchy tune that nearly makes you want to jump into the next green man-sized pipe you see.