Nintendo Is on Its Way to Universal Theme Parks in the US

Nintendo Is on Its Way to Universal Theme Parks in the US

Photo Credit: Universal Studios

Highlights
  • Nintendo-themed areas will be in Osaka, Orlando, and Hollywood
  • There are no concrete details on the attractions, or opening year
  • All three parks will make their own announcements, one to "come soon"

After announcing a partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts last year, Nintendo has announced that it will be bringing its attractions to the US. On its website, the company said that the “Nintendo-themed areas” will be coming to a total of three theme parks – Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Florida, and Universal Studios Japan. There was no mention of Universal Studios Singapore in the announcement.

“The creative visionaries behind Nintendo’s legendary worlds and characters are working together with the creative teams behind Universal’s blockbuster theme park attractions,” Nintendo said in a statement. “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.”

 

Nintendo didn’t have much to add beyond that, mentioning that the areas “will be expansive, immersive and interactive. They will be highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple attractions, shops and restaurants.” The company said that there would be something for people of all ages, and the experience would “feel as if [people] are playing inside their favourite games”.

There’s no specific date on these new additions to Universal’s theme parks too, except that “they will open separately over the next several years”. “Each Universal theme park will announce details of its specific Nintendo areas,” the Japanese giant added. And you can expect an announcement from one of the three aforementioned parks to “come soon”.

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Akhil Arora covers entertainment for Gadgets 360, interviewing stars such as Christian Bale and Anurag Kashyap, covering series premieres, product and service launches across the globe, and looking at American blockbusters and Indian dramas from a global socio-political and feminist perspective. As a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic, Akhil has reviewed over 150 movies and TV shows in over half a decade at Gadgets 360. When he is not completely caught up with new film and TV releases, Akhil ...More
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