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Super Nintendo World nears completion at USJ

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Super Nintendo World may be delayed at Universal Studios Japan, but new footage unveils the expansion’s effects and reveals that construction is nearing completion in Japan.

The footage, taken by 爆釣会会長ばくちょうかいかいちょう on YouTube, shows some of the in-park effects and details of Super Nintendo World.

In the video, which you can check out below, we see Goombas, Super Mushrooms, a Koopa Troopa, and even a Thwomp, which makes a smoke effect when it lands.

In addition, it showcases shells, moving blocks and coins, and stacked Goombas. We can also see Bowser’s Castle and Yoshi, as well as the tip of Peach’s Castle.

Super Nintendo World will also boast shops and a restaurant, and state-of-the-art Super Mario Kart and Yoshi’s Adventure rides.

Super Nintendo World at USJ was originally set to open to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but its launch was delayed by “a few months” due to the outbreak of COVID-19. It’s possible USJ will postpone the launch until much later this year or even 2021.

Goombas, Super Mushrooms, and a Thwomp

Universal Studios Japan will be the first Universal theme park to feature Super Nintendo World, followed by expansions in Hollywood, Orlando and Singapore.

Construction on Super Nintendo World recently started at Universal Studios Hollywood, with first-look images of the expansion surfacing online.

Super Nintendo World was set to open as part of Universal’s Epic Universe in 2023, but Comcast previously confirmed that construction work on Epic Universe had paused.

Last month, fans seemingly got a closer look at Super Nintendo World at USJ, as videos and images of the official website and its attractions leaked online.

Prior to that, detailed footage of Super Nintendo World at USJ emerged online, unveiling a closer look at attractions including Bowser’s Castle and Yoshi.

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Bea Mitchell

A journalist specialising in entertainment and attractions, Bea loves theme parks (mainly Disney) and is particularly interested in things of a gothic, horror or fantasy nature.

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