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The First Pictures Of 'Super Mario Land' Are Released

The First Pictures Of 'Super Mario Land' Are Released

Oh boy!

Michael Minay

Michael Minay

It may still be around three years from the gates opening, but the first pictures released of the 'Super Mario Land' section of Super Nintendo World have got us a little excited.

It's probably the world's most loved Nintendo game, initially released in 1985, with many versions and remakes since, and fans from all over will probably head to this section of the theme park first.

The park, being built at Universal Studio Japan, in Osaka, are currently a work in process but the pictures show it closely following the layout of Super Mario that we all know and love.

Credit: Universal Studios Japan

The set shows us scenery from the Mario game, complete with piranha plants, brick blocks and bright green turf.

Mario himself was on hand for the launch (preview) ceremony which was held on Thursday - with the footage showing him running along like the classic character, jumping over shells and collecting coins.

Credit: Universal Studios Japan

As well as original Mario features, there are also plans for Donkey Kong and Mario Kart themed rides as the partnership between Nintendo and Universal kicks-off.

The coming together of the two giants of the gaming and film industry will also see resorts set up at Universal Orlando and Hollywood.

In a release, Nintendo said the attractions will be 'expansive, immersive and interactive' so the park goes will 'feel as if they are playing inside their favourite games'.

The gaming giant added that the park will feature 'something for everyone - regardless of their age or gaming experience level'.

Credit: Universal Studios Japan

Credit: Universal Studios Japan

Super Mario Land won't be the only attraction centre though. Nintendo owns NES, Nintendo 64, Gamecube, Wii, and the newly released Switch. So, any of the massive games to have come from those consoles could be made into a park hub.

In a statement last year, Nintendo said: "Super Nintendo World will be comprised of expansive and multilevel environments filled with unprecedented state-of-the-art rides, interactive areas, shops and restaurants, all featuring Nintendo's most popular characters and games."

The Japanese theme park is expected to be ready by 2020, but it is unknown when the American ones will be set for.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Super Mario, Nintendo, Japan