Over the past few years, Nintendo and Universal have been working together to build Nintendo theme park attractions. The first Super Nintendo World location will open in Osaka, Japan this summer, and then Hollywood, Orlando, and Singapore parks will follow. Nintendo promised an update tonight at 7 p.m. Pacific / 10 p.m. Eastern, but we just got an early tease. Universal is live streaming right now, and they gave a brief update on their plans with Nintendo. Most interestingly, they describe the upcoming park as a “life-size, living video game.”
Update: It looks like Nintendo decided to upload a Super Nintendo World hype video a bit early! There’s not much in the way of new information here, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for a press release with extra details.
A life-size, living video game
Universal revealed that Super Nintendo World attendees will be given wearable wrist bands that work in tandem with an app. These accessories, called “Power Up Bands,” pair with the app to form an interactive experience. Nintendo and Universal hope to make you feel like you’re part of a video game world. You can use them to compete with other park attendees and collect digital coins.
More Super Nintendo World news incoming
At this time, we only have a few new details provided by Bloomberg reporter Kurumi Mori. The official Super Nintendo World presentation kicks off in about an hour (at press time), so we shouldn’t have to wait long for more concrete information. We should get a more extensive look at what type of interactive experiences will be available. The promise of a life-size, living video game is pretty tantalizing, but can Nintendo deliver? Tune in tonight to find out all the latest news!