Anyone who has ever played a video game must have wondered, at some point, what it would have been like to be in the video game world they were enjoying so much. And Nintendo games are no different.
Fortunately for Nintendo fans around the world, the company is enjoying huge financial success thanks mainly to their latest console, the Switch. This has encouraged the company to license out the Nintendo brand into other formats that can only serve to boost the value of the Japanese gaming giant.
And this is why news has come out that a Mario movie is now in the pre-production phase and, more exciting, that Universal Studios has begun construction of Super Nintendo Theme Parks.
The deal will be similar to Warner Brothers’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks. Nintendo will get a huge slice of theme park space for itself that will feature rides molded from the company’s most popular games and characters.
Currently, Super Mario Worlds is taking shape at the Hollywood and Japanese theme parks of Universal Studios with a third one slated for the Orlando destination.
Finance expert Dan Kline explained during an Industry Focus podcast for Motley Fool, a financial service company, how these theme parks can only add to Nintendo’s already high-value stock:
“We know there will be a Mario Kart ride. About a month ago it became public that Universal Studios is building a fourth gate, another theme park, and they’ve amassed a big chunk of land to do that. It’s very logical to think that Nintendo is going to be the cornerstone, the Harry Potter of this new park.”
Apart from their gaming consoles, perhaps we should also be buying Nintendo stock?
Either way, these new theme parks open up a whole new world of possibilities. Apart from Mario Karts, perhaps we can find ourselves going around a giant Tetris block, or participating in a Smash Bros competition. At this rate, 2020 can’t come soon enough!