Let’s a’go! To Osaka, that is.
That’s the home of Universal Studios Japan, which will soon be paradise on earth for Nintendo fans. Work on Super Nintendo World, a giant Nintendo-themed addition to the park, got underway today, and USJ shared a short video to mark the occasion.
The video, which is largely CG rendered, shows real-life guests interacting with the world of Mario.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, which was attended by Shigeru Miyamoto, it was announced that the park – to the surprise of exactly no one – will feature a Mario Kart ride.
The addition to the theme park, which is a short distance from the center of Osaka in western Japan, is set to open ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The budget for the project is said to be about $351 million.
Source: Nintendo Everything