The upcoming Super Nintendo World land at Universal Studios Japan is officially underway after the groundbreaking ceremony took place today in Osaka.
Just before the ceremony, a new promotional video was released featuring Mario running around a simulation of the new land. This video builds upon the image that was released last year when the land was first announced.
The groundbreaking ceremony itself took place in true Mario style, with Mario himself making an appearance alongside Universal’s Mark Woodbury and Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto.
They spoke of creating an immersive experience featuring attractions, shops and restaurants. However, easily the biggest bit of news was the announcement that a Mario Kart attraction will be coming, that will be a “key part” of the new land.
I suspect we also got a look at some of the first merchandise that will be available, in the form of Mario’s hat and gloves.
The new Super Nintendo World land is due to open some time in 2020, just in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Universal are also planning to open Super Nintendo World lands in both Hollywood and Orlando, although no dates have been announced for these two project.