Universal Studios Nintendo Latest News & Updates: ‘Donkey Kong Minecart’ Virtual Roller Coaster? More Popular Characters Come To Life

By Ruffy , Updated Dec 13, 2016 06:55 AM EST

Avid fans of Nintendo will be happy to know that a new Universal Studios Nintendo is expected to open in Japan by 2020. The amusement park will boast well-loved Nintendo franchises such as Mario and friends.

The concept art of the Universal Studios Nintendo was recently revealed, showing a Mario-themed attraction called Super Nintendo World. To excite fans about the new amusement park, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Orlando will premiere the Super Nintendo World. According to LA Times, this will give fans a peek into what the new Universal Studios Nintendo in Japan will present.

The teaser for Universal Studios Nintendo shows Mario and Luigi, along with replicas of Princess Peach's castle. According to Polygon, the partnership between Universal Creative and Nintendo will feature many more Nintendo character who are well-known globally. In addition, the upcoming attractions for Universal Studios Nintendo will bring interactive environments that will please fans of the many franchises. The goal of the park is to authenticate the well-loved games in order to make fans feel as though they are playing them in real life.

Though there is still no news regarding what kind of attractions Universal Studios Nintendo will present, fans voiced out their expectations on social media. Some Reddit users expressed their desire to see a real life interpretation of the hit "Donkey Kong" games. It was speculated that the franchise could present an indoor roller coaster that is themed "Donkey Kong Minecart."

Other fans of believe that with the growing popularity of virtual reality, it will be inevitable that Nintendo will create a virtual roller coaster for Universal Studios Nintendo. A virtual roller coaster could be a way to recreate the highly acclaimed games of Nintendo into amusement park attractions.

However, these are mere speculations as there has yet to be any reports explaining what rides Universal Studio Nintendo will present. Fans will have to wait until Universal Studios Nintendo opens this 2020.

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