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Nintendo attractions are coming to a Universal theme park near you

Nintendo Universal Theme Parks

Nintendo hasn’t given its fans much to be excited about over the past few months, but following the surprise announcement of a full-year profit on Thursday, the video game company revealed that it would be entering into a partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts to bring Nintendo-based attractions to theme parks the world over.

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“The agreement brings two icons of entertainment together and represents a significant partnership for Nintendo as it expands the reach and popularity of its characters and intellectual property,” Nintendo stated in a press release.

“Universal theme parks offer incredibly popular, innovative themed family entertainment experiences based on compelling stories and characters – using powerful storytelling and innovative technology. Nintendo has created remarkable and imaginative worlds filled with captivating stories and beloved characters. Now, for the first time, those stories and characters will be brought to life in entirely new ways – only at Universal theme parks.”

Details regarding the attractions are scant, but all of the most popular Nintendo games and characters will be included, so you can expect to see Mario, Zelda and their respective casts play a part in this fascinating partnership.

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.