First Look At Super Nintendo World Set To Open On 4 February
The eagerly anticipated Nintendo zone will be opening at the Osaka theme park in a little over two months - and ahead of its original planned opening of Spring 2021.
Announcing its planned opening, Universal Studios Japan said: "Team up with friends to battle rivals and power up. We are born to play! Immerse yourself with thrills the whole family can enjoy at SUPER NINTENDO WORLD.
"Let loose in this incredible land of play. Join the #WeAreMario movement. Let's-a-go!
"Universal Studios Japan will hold its grand opening of the world's first SUPER NINTENDO WORLD on February 4th, 2021 - bringing to life a highly themed and immersive land featuring Nintendo's legendary worlds, characters and adventures where guests will be able to play inside their favourite Nintendo games."
One of the zone's highlight is set to be a Mario Kart themed rollercoaster which will send thrill seekers around Bowser's Castle and uses augmented reality and projection mapping technology.
You'll also get to wear a pretty cool helmet shaped like Mario's hat - what more could you ask for?
The Universal Studios Japan site tells visitors: "Race your way to victory! Iconic Mario Kart courses have been brought to life with cutting-edge technology.
"Challenge enemies with shells! Aim for the finish line with Mario and Peach! The world's first interactive Mario Kart theme park ride will leave you with a rush of adrenaline!"
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Elsewhere, there's Yoshi Adventure, which involves going on a 'treasure hunt' to find some eggs.
And in the Power Up Band Key Challenges you'll face off against Bowser Jr to retrieve the Golden Mushroom.
According to Bloomberg, which got a sneak peek at the upcoming attraction, there will also be a Donkey Kong themed area.
As you can imagine, Nintendo fans are already blown away by the first-look at the park, with one person taking to Twitter to say: "Just transport me to the Super Nintendo World Universal Studios Japan theme park PLEASE."
Sharing a promo image, another person wrote: "My brain needs to see actual people in Super NintendoWorld because it doesn't accept this as a real photo."
Another wrote: "Yeeeeeeess! I'm a 29-year-old and I can't wait to visit Super Nintendo World."
Ahead of its full opening, a café and merchandise shop have already opened.
Tickets are on sale now - you can find out more, or get your hands on some, here.
Featured Image Credit: Nintendo and Universal Studios
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