Super Nintendo World is the first Mario theme park, coming to Universal Studios Japan by 2020
Nintendo has announced the first of its planned theme parks based on its famous gaming properties, which will be located at and built in partnership with Universal Studios locations in the US and Japan.
Nintendo and Universal announced its partnership and the locations of the parks in a video published in late November.
At the time, the gaming giant said in a statement: “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.
“We are constantly amazed how the park developers are bringing the essence of our games to life in the real world,” said Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto in the announcement video.
‘Super Mario Run’: Price, connectivity missteps for Nintendo
This image provided by Nintendo shows a screenshot from the game “Super Mario Run,” which the gaming giant released for the iPhone on Dec. 15, 2016.
(Nintendo via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Mario might be running, but a hefty price tag for a mobile game just won’t fly with the masses.
Ten dollars is too much for a latte and too much for a mobile game, even if it comes with truffle shavings in the case of the latte and the world’s best known video game character in the case of “Super Mario Run.”
WHAT NINTENDO GOT RIGHT
If “Super Mario Run” gets over these two big hurdles, there is still a chance the game could be a success.
After all, Nintendo fans have been waiting for a mobile Mario for nearly a decade, pretty much ever since mobile games have existed, so they are likely to give the Japanese gaming giant a second chance.