Smart Bands get thumbs up for Super Nintendo World

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It’s not much longer until Super Nintendo World opens its doors in Japan this Spring as a Universal Studios expansion, just in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics event. This isn’t the first insider spill that we’ve found out regarding the new Mario-themed amusement park, but we now know that wristbands with a Mario theme are set to be used for anyone visiting.

Super Nintendo World smart wrist bands, what’s the point?

Thanks to Kurumi Mori, a Bloomberg reported from Tokyo, we’ve got lots more info about the official uses of the Mario smart tech ready for use at Super Nintendo World Japan. following a press event, Mori posted a series of tweets which surrounded the idea of wristbands being used on combination with a smartphone app – they are calling it the ‘Power Up Band’. The point is to make visitors feel like they are in the video games dimension.

Just as you would in a real game, you’ll wear the wristband to allow you to compete against others to collect digital coins. A ‘life-size, living video game’ is how Chief Officer of Universal Creative Thierry Coup describes Super Nintendo World.

At the time of writing, there’s been no confirmation of a Super Nintendo World Japan launch date, but as Mori explains it is set to arrive ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games in summer with a slogan of ‘No Limit!’.

The Universal Studios expansion began construction back in October 2018, but life behind the scenes was something that we hadn’t seen until recently. Putting smart wristbands aside, we can also expect to see two rides when the park opens: Yoshi’s Adventure and a fully-fledged Super Mario Kart experience. These rides will arrive in addition to the already confirmed Peach’sand Bowser’s Castle to initiate the ‘first phase of the park.’ says Universal Parks CEO Tom Williams to Attractions Magazine.

When speaking about the upcoming attractions, Williams states that “It’s the best, and we’ve tested them all, and they’re killers. It’s a great lineup.

“It takes it to the whole next level. It’s gonna redefine what a park experience is like. It really is special.”

Speaking about the Super Nintendo World wristbands, Williams added that “You will be able to go up and keep score and play with the various games and that also translates to a score-keeping capability, if you choose to do so within the rides and it actually interfaces back with your game console.”

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