Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Universal Studios Theme Parks Will Bring the World of Nintendo to Life in the Near Future

Shigeru Miyamoto from Nintendo 
THEME PARKS
Earlier this week Universal Parks & Resorts announced that they have a new partnership with Nintendo and plans are well underway to bring immersive and highly themed environments to all three of their theme parks in Hollywood, Orlando and Osaka, Japan.

Anyone who has played a Mario game jumping on blocks and collecting coins has certainly wondered what it would be like to do that in real life and soon, we will all find out.

According to the recent release…
“The creative visionaries behind Nintendo’s legendary worlds and characters are working together with the creative teams behind Universal’s blockbuster theme park attractions. Their goal: to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks. And to do so in new and innovative ways that capture what makes them so special. All of the adventure, fun and whimsy you experience through a screen will now be all around you – in breathtakingly authentic ways.”
Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative
and Shigeru Miyamoto from Nintendo
and creator of Mario.
Apparently, what was a smaller project to begin with just continued to grow. The new Nintendo-themed areas will feature multiple attractions, shops and restaurants. “Guests will feel as if they are playing inside their favorite games – this time in real life,” says Universal. And it won’t matter how good your skill level is as there will be something for everyone. No one will be too old or too young to play.

While it will take some time to create these new worlds, each Universal theme park will announce details of its own specific Nintendo areas with the first of those announcements to come soon. In the meantime, watch this short video by Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative and Shigeru Miyamoto from Nintendo and creator of Mario.