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According to Engadget—"To celebrate the start of construction on Super Nintendo World, Universal Studios Japan has released its first teaser trailer for the upcoming park attraction. And what's more, the pair confirmed that a Mario Kart ride will be the jewel in its crown."
Take a look at the teaser trailer below:
To reiterate, it's JUST a teaser and thusly, not intended to give too much away. However, we are able to gather that the overall feel of theme park will be holding true to video game form, right down to attractions like Peach's Castle.
The theme park itself "is expected to exceed 50 billion yen, or around $433 million, the companies say. The attraction will use Universal Studios Japan land currently designated for parking and future expansion. Nintendo optimistically estimates that Super Nintendo World will bring over a million jobs to Japan within a decade after it opens."
Fun and good for the economy?! Uh, sounds like an ideal situation for everyone involved, if you ask me. Question remains, will anything be coming to the states? Or at the very least closer to The Western Hemisphere? You bet—"the themed area will open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with similar attractions coming later to Hollywood and Orlando in the US. Nintendo first revealed news of the attractions last year, and in November announced the three locations."
Again, Disney better start bracing themselves for a big blow. I'd venture to say that Nintendo lovers in families everywhere will start to veto any Mickey Mouse requests, much preferring to relive their childhoods with friendly Italian faces like Mario and Luigi (not so much Waluwigi though, nobody liked him).