Super Nintendo World is set to open this summer in Osaka — in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo which are expected to bring tourists to the country in huge numbers.
The company promised the theme park will “blend the physical world with the world of the video game” and allow guests to “feel as if they are playing inside their favorite Nintendo video games.”
Visitors will also use wearable “power-up bands” to take part in a virtual experience based on Mario’s Mushroom Kingdom Universe.
“We have great confidence in the quality of the new area,” Universal Studios Japan chief executive J. L. Bonnier said.
The Mario series, first launched in the 1980s, remains a huge money-maker for Nintendo.
This year’s Olympics, which begin on July 24, will bring an influx of tourists to Japan.