Universal Studios Hollywood will open Super Nintendo World — the Nintendo-themed attraction at the theme park — on Feb. 17, and a top Universal Studios executive says it will be a “revolution.” Universal Creative Vice President John Corfino and Universal Parks & Resorts, Pacific Rim President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Mehrman shared this and more. deadline.
“The arrival of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood is a testament to our commitment to expand entertainment options beyond traditional film and television properties and to develop new, untapped areas that will appeal to generations to come,” Mehrmann said. It reinforces.” “We are thrilled to welcome Super Nintendo World to our theme park and bring a whole new level of interactive and immersive experiences to our guests and can’t wait for their on-ground experience.”
In a release issued in December, Universal shared about the “gamified” elements in the park through power-up bands, or wristbands that sync with Universal Studios Hollywood’s app to “enter the land.” elements to improve the guest experience.” For example, the wearable will enable guests to collect digital coins and earn keys after winning various challenges, which will “further enhance the dynamic experience within the land and immerse guests in the unique world of Super Mario.” will do.” Will you be able to punch yourself? Blocks across the country. The band is also an amiibo, Meaning it can interact with your Nintendo Switch..
Corfino added that while he is aware that the term “gamification” is often used when enhancing interactive rides, Super Nintendo World’s Mario Kart-themed ride will push the term even further. The creative team behind Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge, for example, “made the game dimensional” to “bring to life the great interactive elements that have existed in Nintendo’s games for decades and force them into the real world.” We are doing… this is really a revolution.”
Attendees will have to wait and see what that really means next month–and this is just the beginning of the hype this year leading up to the April 7 release of the Super Mario Bros. movie.
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