12:45pm PT by Aaron Couch
Nintendo and Universal Tease Details of New Theme Park Attractions
For once, seeing a giant Piranha Plant isn't going to be a bad thing.
Universal Studios has released a video featuring legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto to tease the planned Nintendo-themed areas at Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood. The companies are promising to bring to life levels from Super Mario Bros. and other Nintendo properties.
"Since we're bringing the world to life, I think Mario will finally feel like he finally came home," Miyamoto says in the video, while Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative, promises the attraction will be akin to players walking into a Nintendo game..
Universal teases that question blocks, power-ups and Mario characters from will be part of the themed areas. Though it did not specify an opening date, the company says to expect it in the next few years. Nintendo struck the deal with Universal last year.