KYOTO, Japan & ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Imagine the fun of stepping into a larger-than-life Nintendo adventure.
Gigantic Piranha Plants spring to life. Question blocks, power-ups and
more surround you. And Mario and all his friends are there to pull you
into a brand-new world.
You will enter an entire realm filled with iconic Nintendo excitement,
gameplay, heroes and villains. And it is coming to three Universal theme
parks around the globe.
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The creative visionaries behind Nintendo’s legendary worlds and
characters are working together with the creative teams behind
Universal’s blockbuster theme park attractions. Their goal: to bring the
characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within
Universal theme parks. And to do so in new and innovative ways that
capture what makes them so special. All of the adventure, fun and whimsy
you experience through a screen will now be all around you – in
breathtakingly authentic ways.
Nintendo-themed areas are coming to Universal Studios Japan, Universal
Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.
These will be expansive, immersive and interactive. They will be
highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple
attractions, shops and restaurants.
Guests will feel as if they are playing inside their favorite games –
this time in real life.
There will be something for everyone – regardless of their age or
gaming experience level.
Planning and creative work on these areas is well underway; they will
open separately over the next several years.
The new themed areas come as the result of a global partnership between
Universal Parks & Resorts and Nintendo – two icons of the entertainment
world. Universal theme parks create incredibly popular family
entertainment experiences for millions of people based on compelling
characters, stories and innovative technology. Nintendo creates
remarkable and imaginative games filled with captivating stories and
Each Universal theme park will announce details of its specific Nintendo
areas. The first such announcement will come soon.
About Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Parks & Resorts, a unit of Comcast NBCUniversal, offers guests
around the globe today’s most relevant and popular entertainment
experiences. With three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg as
creative consultant, its theme parks are known for immersive experiences
that feature some of the world’s most thrilling and technologically
advanced film- and television-based attractions.
Comcast NBCUniversal wholly owns Universal Studios Hollywood, which
includes Universal CityWalk Hollywood. It also owns Universal Orlando
Resort, a destination resort with two theme parks (Universal Studios
Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure), five resort hotels, and
Universal CityWalk Orlando. In addition, Comcast NBCUniversal owns a 51
percent majority interest in Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka and has a
license agreement with Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World
Sentosa, Singapore. The company has also announced plans for a theme
park in Beijing.
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment,
Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware
and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home
consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™
families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo
Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4
billion video games and more than 696 million hardware units globally,
including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS
XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS,
Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™,
Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems.
It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™,
Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.
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