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Nintendo, Universal Studios Team Up For Mario Theme Parks

Nintendo, Universal Studios Team Up For Mario Theme Parks
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Nintendo, Universal Studios Team Up For Mario Theme Parks

Good news, Nintendo fans! The ever-popular video game company and Universal Creative are teaming up. As part of the collaboration, Universal Studio parks will feature Nintendo-themed attractions at all of its locations.

“We’re always looking for the next great idea and the next great place to take people,” Mark Woodbury, of Universal Creative, said. “And Nintendo fit the bill. It’s a natural.”

Nintendo, Universal Studios partnership to feature famed Mario

Nintendo characters, including the famous Mario, will feature in the parks’ U.S. locations in Orlando, Florida, and Los Angeles, as well as in Japan’s Osaka.

“We are constantly amazed how the park developers are bringing the essence of our games to life in the real world. Together, we are building it with an eye for what guests will actually experience,” video game creator Shigeru Miyamoto, of Nintendo, said.

‘Mario will feel like he finally came home’

In Universal’s endeavor to bring Nintendo’s characters in its parks, Woodbury said the world became “more immersive and more involved.”

“Since we’re really bringing the world to life, I think Mario will feel like he finally came home,” Miyamoto said.

Nintendo and Universal Creative first announced that they will be teaming up back in May. The actual date for the opening of the Universal Studios attractions will be announced in the upcoming days.

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