New Super Nintendo World video shows what's in the pipeline

Brenda Watkins
January 15, 2020

Details surrounding the park, which will open shortly before the country hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics, were announced through a new website that claims the fantasyland will allow attendees to "feel as if they are playing inside their favorite Nintendo video games".

We see familiar characters like Mario and Peach in her iconic castle, and Charli XCX herself makes an appearance. And it's all thanks to new wearable tech.

The video is ideal branding; one watch while you bop and you know Super Nintendo World is a video game land brought to reality. The band unlocks functionality where people can collect coins and battle bosses while exploring the physical park; the app tracks their progress. A mobile app will also be involved, and appears to include a rankings system, stamps, and an interactive map, as well. There aren't details yet on what those achievements or prizes will be, but it will likely be some Mario merchandise or Nintendo-themed rewards. While we know that there will be a Super Mario Kart and Yoshi's Adventures ride, it seems that the ability to navigate the park as one coherent game is the real draw.

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The idea of a "life size living video game" seems nearly too good to be true and we love all the different options for the "Power Up Bands".

While the video gives us a glimpse of some of the things we can expect from Super Nintendo World, more info came from Bloomberg journalist Kurumi Mori. No timetable has yet been set for the land's Stateside arrival. To get us ready for this "life-size video game" that promises to let visitors "play in the real world", the park has just dropped a high-energy music video by Galantis feat.

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