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Super Nintendo World opens in Osaka
Super Nintendo World
Super Nintendo World

The first Super Nintendo World has opened Thursday at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, featuring a real-world version of Mushroom Kingdom designed by Shigeru Miyamoto.

“This is an area where everyone from children to adults can use their five senses to enjoy,” Miyamoto said. “I want people from around the world to visit once the coronavirus pandemic is over.”

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Super Nintendo World in Osaka's Universal Studios Japan to open in February
Screenshot of Super Nintendo World Direct
Screenshot of Super Nintendo World Direct Credit: Nintendo via YouTube

Super Nintendo World in Osaka's Universal Studios Japan is set to open in February. During the company’s latest Direct live stream, game director Shigeru Miyamoto led a video tour through the new theme park that's modelled after the Mushroom Kingdom.

Visitors can use smart wristbands, the so-called "Power-Up Band", to interact with the attractions, such as punching question mark or POW blocks.

Super Nintendo World is set to open to visitors on February 4, 2021 and is planning to launch parks in other cities across the world.