Nintendo has partnered with Universal Studios for a number of video game-themed attractions at theme parks around the world.
A lot like a real-life version of the Wii U game Nintendo Land, the partnership promises “to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks”.
The attractions “will be expansive, immersive and interactive,” according to a press release. “They’ll be highly themed and authentic environments filled with multiple attractions, shops and restaurants,” it adds.
Nintendo attractions will launch at Universal Studios Japan, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood over the next few years.
Watch a promo video beneath:
Meanwhile, Nintendo recently revealed its latest games console, the Nintendo Switch.
Previously known as the ‘NX’, the new console has long been anticipated as Nintendo’s concerted attempt to catch up with Sony and Microsoft’s dominance in the gaming market. Many commentators have linked the overwhelming success of Pokémon GO with the excitement that has surrounded the launch.
The Switch was officially launched last month (October 20), with the first look at the new Nintendo console arriving in the form of a trailer, which you can see below. As Trusted Reviews reports, the Switch will enable players to immerse themselves in the console experience at both home and while on the go, with the Switch’s portability a key USP. The console will double up as a handheld and a traditional home gaming device (where the console will sit in the Nintendo Switch Dock), with detachable Joy-Con controllers enabling multiplayer gaming whenever and wherever.
New games for the Switch that are featured in the introductory video include Skyrim, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and NBA 2k, while an as-yet-untitled Super Mario game will also be made available.
Watch the trailer for the new Nintendo console below.