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Launch of the Super Nintendo World Interactive Online Tour

Today the folks at Nintendo revealed an interactive online tour of their super cool theme park: Super Nintendo World. Starting from the park’s first page in the park’s Universal Studios Japan site, the user enters and explores the park in full 3D motion. One wonders if the work put into this presentation might be flipped for use with a virtual reality presentation – how easy would that be?

In more than Super Nintendo World, Nintendo delivers the full Universal Studios Japan experience. On site, the user scrolls down to Bowzer’s Dungeon, floats up to Yoshi’s Adventure, and then reverses to the lowest level, where Kinopio CafĂ© is located.

At the 1UP factory, visitors can have all kinds of goodies – that’s the gift shop, as it were. Throughout the park, users are invited to play the game, complete with interactive arm badges that activate features throughout the Nintendo environment.

Above, you will see a tour video released on January 5, 2021. This video appears to be using the same assets that were used to create the interactive section of the website. Now, to 3D print everything, one piece at a time!

As noted in the opening big video, Super Nintendo World will open on February 4, 2021. All social distancing measures and complete safety precautions are in place, and it looks like the park is ready for action at the grand opening next month!

Does this sound like the kind of amusement park you want to launch in the US? Given the massive success of Harry Potter Gardens and Star Wars, it may only be a matter of time before the Super Nintendo World experience reaches our shores. For now, though, you’ll need to head to Japan to put yourself inside the bizarre futuristic video game environment.

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