Just like pretty much everything else, events of 2020 delayed the opening of Japan’s Super Nintendo World theme park.

A new attraction at Universal Studios Osaka, it’s now set to open on February 4, 2021. Yay!

A short video has been released, quickly highlighting some of the attractions, in particular the Mario Kart ride Koopa’s Challenge. It looks cool, complete with AR headsets, but it’s on rails – hardly the Mario Kart experience we’d hoped for, but it is very family friendly.

Here’s the wonderful promotional blurb: “Unleash your passion to play! Team up with friends to battle rivals and power up. We are born to play! Immerse yourself with thrills the whole family can enjoy at Super Nintendo World. Let loose in this incredible land of play. Join the WeAreMario movement. Let’s-a-go!”

Now, here’s the video… and if you’ve a taste for Mario Kart now, check out our play with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which is very much NOT on rails!

Mario Kart at JB Hi-Fi.