It's boom times for anyone who has ever dreamed of cosplaying as a mustachioed plumber that battles shell-wearing dragons and slides down magical drain pipes. Universal Studios Japan is set to open its Super Nintendo World park this summer in Osaka, Japan. On January 13, the company released a new teaser that is basically just a CG music video but may hint a bit at what's to come.
The video shows a lot of people playing Switch and dancing in a Mario-themed CG-wonderland. However, a site that launched along with the video during a press event Tuesday in Tokyo gives a little peek behind the green curtain. The park promises to track digital activities throughout the park and will have wrist bands called "Power Up Bands" that can sync with a smartphone app.
The bands will allow you to compete against other park-goers and collect coins, reports Kurumi Mori, a Tokyo-based reporter for Bloomberg. At the press event, Theirry Coup, chief creative officer of Universal Creative, called the park "a life-size, living video game."