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Universal Studios to Open Game-Centric Theme Park in Japan

Universal Studios will open its newest theme park attraction early next year at its Japanese park.Super Nintendo World is scheduled to open Feb. 4 at Universal Studios Japan and is based on video games from the Kyoto-based game developer. The theme park operator, a unit of NBCUniversal in Universal City, has invested $578 million into the project.According to a story from Bloomberg, one of the first attractions will be a Mario Kart ride inside a re-creation of Bowser’s Castle. Borrowing an idea from the Super Mario franchise, visitors can collect virtual coins by wearing a dedicated wristband as they explore and interact with park features via a Switch console, the story said.Universal Studios had plans to open a similar video game-themed area at its Florida theme park, but those were put on hold, according to Bloomberg.

Mark Madler
Mark Madler
Mark R. Madler covers aviation & aerospace, manufacturing, technology, automotive & transportation, media & entertainment and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006. Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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