It's been a while since Nintendo and Universal Studios joined hands to bring Nintendo characters and games to life at Universal theme parks.
Universal recently filed patents for new attractions that might be the next big rides at Super Nintendo World. Development cost at Universal Studios Japan is now expected to exceed 50 billion Yen or $433 million. Doors are due to open before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games kick off, and Mario and friends will also eventually make the trip to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.
The "Drift Racer" with two passengers would operate much like a regular theme park auto with a driver-controlled steering wheel.
Nintendo and Universal announced its partnership and the locations of the parks in a video published in late November. Only time will be able to tell, but you can be sure that excitement is already building up at the moment, and there will be more than just stadium-inspired excitement when the summer of 2020 arrives. Nintendo made the announcement about this amusement park on its official Twitter account.
Japanese specialists estimate Super Nintendo World will return profits of ¥6.2 trillion at a local level in Kansai, and ¥11.7 trillion domestically for the country. However, there are no signs of a Mario kart which the guys at Universal Studios should definitely consider for Super Nintendo World.
More details were revealed in a press release from Nintendo. No word yet on whether you will need to parkour to the top of several dozen towers to see the whole thing, but you'll probably need to join at least three promotional clubs to enter.
Whether other characters from the Nintendo universe will feature remains unclear, but it seems likely - though the typography used for the logo in the above image is clearly based on the Mario series.
All of the facilities will have Nintendo's most popular character and games featured.