Super Nintendo World will open this summer in Osaka, Japan. This past week Nintendo and Universal announced a series of updates to the theme park with rides and wearable tech. While there is no planned date for the US theme park, a US version is in development. The updates from the Japanese park can give us a look ahead at what’s to come. These are the first public updates since breaking ground on the park in 2017.
Nintendo and Universal revealed you will be able to ride a Yoshi. As well as, drive go-karts in a Mario Kart like ride. Continued with, the leading announcement of the event was wearable tech. Park Goers will wear one of several wristwatches. Universal describes how they will be used as,
“The land’s interactive environments will seamlessly connect using state-of-the-art technology to create an innovative and immersive theme park experience for countless opportunities to discover the excitement of your favorite games.”
“Take it to the next level with a Power Up Band* where you can keep score and stay connected while discovering a multi-level game area filled with one-of-a-kind challenges! As you explore, you’ll discover punchable ? Blocks and many other iconic elements from your favorite Nintendo games. Explore, Discover and Play.”
It sounds like Super Nintendo World will use interactive passes as part of the experience. If Nintendo is going to create interactive experiences to mitigate long lines it could be a fun way to bring Nintendos gameplay to life.