Collaboration Between Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts
While a Nintendo theme park has only happened virtually in the Wii U 2012 title Nintendo Land (pictured above), a collaboration between Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts was announced on Thursday, promising attractions based on Nintendo games.
In a media release, it was said that attractions that feature characters and worlds from Nintendo games are planned, ” […bringing these] to life in entirely new ways.”
The partnership between Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts is said to be “a significant partnership for Nintendo as it expands the reach and popularity of its characters and intellectual property.”
Universal theme parks can be found in the U.S. in Los Angeles at Universal Studios Hollywood and in Florida at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, as well as in Japan at Universal Studios Japan, in Singapore at Universal Studios Singapore, located at Resorts World Sentosa. Future Universal theme parks are scheduled for in Beijing, China and Moscow, Russia.
Previous collaborations between content found on Nintendo titles and theme parks this year included the Nintendo 3DS title Monster Hunter 4G, which released in 2014 (Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in the West, which released in 2015) themed attractions at Universal Studios Japan, which among many additions include a life-sized Zinogre, and a pop-up Caravan at the Californian Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park that had a reskin of the Goliath roller coaster with the game’s flagship monster, the Gore Magala.