Super Nintendo World premiered at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka earlier in March. The park is already ready to receive its first extension. Opened in 2024, it is themed Donkey Kong and will increase the size of Super Nintendo World by approximately 70 percent.
“Super Nintendo World is creating a whole new level of theme park entertainment and is quickly becoming an exciting and must-have experience for our guests,” said JL Bonnier, President and CEO of Universal Studios Japan, in an official statement. “We are excited to continue working with Nintendo as we realize our vision of bringing their characters and stories to life. Our new region of Donkey Kong will bring even more excitement and fun to the Super Nintendo World experience. ”
According to Official releaseThe new area will bring to life the lush jungle where Donkey Kong and his friends live. It will feature roller coasters and interactive attractions. Visitors can try themed foods and purchase merchandise. Above, the interpretation of an artist from the new zone. Keep in mind that the area around Universal Studios Japan is not lush forests, but rather urban sprawl.
Donkey Kong creator Shigeru Miyamoto is teaming up with the team at Universal Studios to design the new area. “I’m very happy to be able to make the world of Donkey Kong a reality that follows the world of Mario,” said Miyamoto. “I look forward to creating an exciting Donkey Kong experience with the amazing team at Universal. It will take some time, but it will be a unique space not only for people who know it well. Donkey Kong games, but for all guests. ”
Opening up to the world of Super Nintendo it was late due to Covid-19. Osaka has been in a frequent state of emergency throughout this year. However, with the decline in Covid-19 cases and the increase in vaccinations, the Japanese government will allow the current state of emergency to end on Thursday.
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