BREAKING: Nintendo and Universal Studios Have Made a Deal

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Image from videogameologists.com

Image from videogameologists.com

That’s right, kids!

Universal Studios is bringing Nintendo into the parks, in the next move of the intellectual property arms race the park has with rival Disney World (who in the last five years picked up both Marvel Comics and Star Wars.)  Universal has the Simpsons, but there is no arguing its greatest catch was the Boy Who Lived and Then Had Two Theme Worlds in Two Theme Parks So You Have to Pay Admission Twice.

According to the (surprisingly difficult to find) press release, “The immersive experiences will include major attractions at Universal’s theme parks and will feature Nintendo’s most famous characters and games. More details will be announced in the future, as the Nintendo and Universal creative teams work to create specific concepts. ”

That’s it.  No tentative dates.  Nothing else is known about what properties we’ll see.  Safe bets are Mario (duh) and Legend of Zelda.  I’m holding out for some Kirby.  This is a great get for Universal, who can appeal to small children and much much bigger ones alike with clever use of the properties.

What do you want to see?