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In 2017, Universal Studios and Nintendo revealed plans for a Super Nintendo World theme park in Osaka, Japan. Originally planned to open in 2020, the pandemic halted the momentous occasion. While a trailer teasing the forthcoming theme park was revealed by organisers in January – Galantis and Charli XCX created the accompanying single – we haven’t seen the world in the flesh, that is until now.

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Footage from a Twitter account has given a first impression of what we can expect, which currently is reminiscent to Super Mario‘s Giant Land stage. From the video we can see Bowser’s Castle as well as a cast of characters such as Koopa Troopas, Goombas, Piranha Plant, and a number of coin boxes.

There is no word on when the build will actually be complete or if it will see the light of the day during the pandemic. It is rumoured there will be a Mario Kart course and Yoshi-based ride.

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Stay tuned for further developments and in the meantime, check out the teaser trailer below.

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