Super Nintendo World is coming to Universal Studios Japan and will be the first such opening in the world, featuring globally renowned characters and game worlds from Nintendo. Super Nintendo World is targeted to open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. While Universal Studios Japan will be the first location to open, Nintendo themed areas are also coming to Orlando and Hollywood as announced by Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts on November 29, 2016. Universal Studios Japan unveiled the first concept art, featuring a glimpse at the park, along with iconic brothers Super Mario and Luigi.
Super Nintendo World will be comprised of expansive and multilevel environments filled with unprecedented, state-of-the-art rides, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo's most popular characters and games. Development cost at Universal Studios Japan is currently expected to exceed 50 billion Yen. Super Nintendo World will be developed mainly using the park's current parking area and part of an area designated for future expansion.
Katsuhiro Miyamoto, Professor Emeritus of Kansai University estimates that Universal Studios Japan - after opening Super Nintendo World - will bring economic benefits following its opening of approximately 6.2 trillion Yen for the Kansai region, 11.7 trillion Yen for Japan as a whole, and will create approximately 1.1 million jobs in Japan within a decade after opening. Universal Studios Japan will introduce the wonder of the world-class, Japan-based entertainment brand of Nintendo not only to Japan but to the world. Super Nintendo World will feature characters and themes from the Super Mario series, which has continued over the years to win the hearts of devoted fans around the world.
The attraction area will also feature a variety of other globally popular Nintendo characters. Nintendo characters and the worlds they inhabit will be re-created at the highest level of quality through the strong partnership between Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto, Creative Fellow at Nintendo, and Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative, renowned for creative and technical excellence. Super Nintendo World will allow guests to fully immerse themselves and all five senses in the worlds of Nintendo, and is expected to attract guests from Japan and the world over.
Bring You the Best of the World - as a theme park where its guests can have the world's best experiences and create the world's best memories, Universal Studios Japan offers the world-class entertainment such as authentic attractions and shows, based on not only Hollywood blockbusters but also very popular world class entertainment brands, and a variety of seasonal events entertain its guests to the fullest fun. In recent years, Universal Studios Japan has constantly introduced world class entertainment such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Wonderland area where family guests enjoy meeting with popular characters, and World Best Flying Coaster, The Flying Dinosaur, which was opened in the popular Jurassic Park area to celebrate the 15th Anniversary, and the world largest Minion Park which will be scheduled to open in early 2017. Universal Studios Japan has been gathering attention of both domestic and international guests. These efforts resulted in positioning of the Park as a prominent entertainment and leisure landmark drawing many guests from distant areas in Japan as well as overseas. Take a look at the new concept art from Super Nintendo World, coming to Universal Studios Japan in 2020.