Fans have seemingly got a closer look at Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan, as videos and images of the official website and its attractions have leaked online, including a glimpse at the state-of-the-art Mario Kart ride.
According to recent tweets, which you can check out below, the videos were spotted on a Vimeo account belonging to a site and app developer hired by USJ.
The videos, which have been removed from Vimeo, offer a tour of the website and expansion, as well as the Mario Kart attraction (via Nintendo Life).
The website says the Mario Kart ride has “a number of courses full of surprises, appear in front of you with the latest technology unique to the park”.
Mario Kart riders will have their own steering wheels
extended footage, there’s a couple of placeholder renders used here (except for chef toad) pic.twitter.com/xQGD6Fz9Qd
— ThomasPussyCat (@ThomasPussyCat) August 5, 2020
According to the leaked website, the ride lasts for five minutes and ride vehicles can seat four people, while each rider has their own steering wheel.
The website also says “you’ve never experienced fun like this before”, revealing various visitors enjoying the attraction.
However, it’s worth noting that the videos and images may not be official and should be taken with a grain of salt, with no confirmation from Nintendo.
‘You’ve never experienced fun like this before’
> Be site and app developer
> Get hired by Universal to make the site for Super Nintendo World
> Post project videos on Vimeo
Yep, someone really messed up.
By the way, there are now pics of Mario Kart's ride system. pic.twitter.com/xYkypmKnxs
— HPFred (@TVManiaco_tvps2) August 5, 2020
Super Nintendo World will also feature a state-of-the-art Yoshi’s Adventure ride, shops and a restaurant, Bowser’s Castle and Peach’s Castle.
Universal Studios Japan will be the first Universal theme park to feature Super Nintendo World, followed by expansions in Hollywood, Orlando and Singapore.
That said, the opening of Super Nintendo World was reportedly indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. It was originally meant to open to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Super Nintendo World indefinitely postponed
— USJ情報局 L.C.A.STUDIOS (@LCASTUDIOS_USJ) August 5, 2020
Last month, detailed footage of Super Nintendo World at USJ emerged online, unveiling a closer look at attractions including Bowser’s Castle and Yoshi.