Universal Japan’s Super Nintendo World is almost ready to open its doors to the public. It’s a place like no other – a video game environment that will put the player on a territory generally reserved for their digital avatars of all kinds. Most of what is at the park has been announced – we can see the toys, and we know there will be fun food and experiences – but one mystery remains. What is behind the door of Donkey Kong?
According to the report from Chronicle Video Games (Also photo source above), the park’s early test days revealed a path to a locked door. This door was not hidden – it was definitely supposed to be used in the future. It’s like a real game item – the part of an amusement park that’s still inaccessible for Nintendo to see the audience deserving of progressing!
Right now, the theme park app refers to the theme park as Super Nintendo World, most of the time. From time to time, the app refers to the user’s website as “Super Mario Land”.
This could be the beginning of something mysterious. It’s also possible that Nintendo didn’t really mean this area to be an “extra level” of sorts, just a portion of the park that will be delivered once Super Mario Land Bit gets a sustainable test run.
Specific details from the Universal Japan Super Nintendo World mobile app revealed Donkey Kong elements that are not yet enabled for play in the world. Achievements, puzzle pieces and a complete family photo (with Donkey Kong and Mario Family) can be seen.
It’s entirely possible that Nintendo will save this expansion for a point at which they can release a new Donkey Kong game for the Nintendo Switch in the future. Even more recent than we saw in December of 2020, that is. This coincides with the 40th anniversary of the original Donkey Kong game, which was released in arcades throughout 1981!