Nintendo has announced that its first theme park area will belatedly open at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka next spring. Super Nintendo World was originally slated to open before the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, but the date has been postponed along with the Games themselves due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Separately, Nintendo will also open a café and themed shop in the Hollywood area of Universal Studio Japan next week. Here’s what they will look like outside and inside:
Here are some of the items you’ll find on the bar menu, including Mario and Luigi themed pancake sandwiches, a Super Mushroom drink in a tropical bottle, and mustache fruit drinks:
The café and shop will be open from 16 October.
Super Nintendo World is Nintendo’s latest and greatest attempt to license its intellectual property beyond video games. The park will use smart bracelets that pair with a mobile app and allow visitors to take part in a coin-collecting metagame, while there will also be traditional attractions – yes, including a Mario Kart ride. Universal Studios and Nintendo have plans to open similar areas in Orlando, Hollywood and Singapore parks in the future.