Super Nintendo World first opened at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka earlier this March. The theme park space is already set to get its first growth. Opening in 2024, it’s Donkey Kong themed and can improve the dimensions of Super Nintendo World by about 70 %.
“Super Nintendo World creates an entire new stage of theme park leisure and has shortly grow to be an thrilling, must-do expertise for our company,” J.L. Bonnier, president and CEO of Universal Studios Japan, mentioned in an official assertion. “We are thrilled to proceed working with Nintendo as we fulfill our imaginative and prescient to convey their characters and tales to life. Our new Donkey Kong themed space will convey much more pleasure and enjoyable to the Super Nintendo World expertise.”
According to the official launch, the brand new space will convey to life the plush jungles the place Donkey Kong and his mates dwell. It will embody a curler coaster and interactive sights. Visitors can strive themed meals and purchase merchandise. Above is an artist’s interpretation of the brand new space. Keep in thoughts, the realm surrounding Universal Studios Japan is just not lush jungles, however city sprawl.
Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Donkey Kong, is teaming up with the Universal Studios workforce to design the brand new space. “I’m very joyful to have the ability to make the world of Donkey Kong a actuality following the world of Mario,” mentioned Miyamoto. “I’m wanting ahead to creating an exhilarating Donkey Kong expertise with the superb workforce at Universal. It will take a while till it’s accomplished, however it is going to be a novel space for not solely people who find themselves accustomed to Donkey Kong video games, however for all company.”
The opening of Super Nintendo World was delayed as a consequence of Covid-19. Osaka has been underneath repeated states of emergency all through this 12 months. However, with declining Covid-19 instances and elevated vaccinations, the Japanese authorities will let the present state of emergency expire this Thursday.