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Super Nintendo World footage unveils rides, merch, F&B

Universal Studios Japan held a special preview day for Super Nintendo World, with extensive footage from the event shared by Universal Parks News Today.

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Super Nintendo World was set to launch in Japan on February 4. However, the grand opening was recently postponed following the declaration of a State of Emergency in Osaka Prefecture.

Universal Park News Today shared a comprehensive roster of videos on its YouTube. The videos focus on different elements of Super Nintendo World.

Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge, Yoshi’s Adventure

The videos offer a look at Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenge and Yoshi’s Adventure, as well as Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown, which features a Kinect-style attraction. The footage also includes tours of the various areas, characters, retail outlets and F&B.

Universal Park News Today shared full ride videos for Mario Kart and Yoshi’s Adventure, and merchandise tours of 1-Up Factory and Mario Motors.

Bowser Jr. Shadow Showdown and Nintendo F&B

It also posted videos of the full menu at F&B outlets including Kinopio’s Cafe and Yoshi’s Snack Island, and shared another looking at the Power Up Bands.

Power Up Bands can be linked to smartphones via the Universal Studios Japan app. They will be available to purchase at Super Nintendo World, and allow guests to collect digital coins and compete with other visitors.

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

Take a tour of Super Nintendo World in Japan

Super Nintendo World was set to open as part of Universal’s Epic Universe in 2023. However, Comcast confirmed that construction work on Epic Universe had been paused in May 2020.

The website for Super Nintendo World recently launched, providing additional details about the Nintendo-themed expansion.

Elsewhere, Universal Beijing Resort (UBR) announced a long-term partnership with Tencent Interactive Entertainment Group (IEG) to integrate Tencent intellectual property (IP).

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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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