Universal’s partnership with Nintendo is kicking along, and we’re not that far away from people being able to enjoy Mario a little more in the real world.
And hey: it’s a great idea. Nintendo has a lot of stuff that’s perfect for theme parks. But what if you had a park that was expanded to all video games, not just Nintendo?
That’s the hypothetical for this week’s Tell Us Dammit. Imagine you’ve got all of Nintendo at play. But you can throw Uncharted into the mix too. Want a section for Kingdom Hearts or Final Fantasy? Done.
For intents and purposes, let’s keep video games that were inspired by film/other franchises off the table. So no Jurassic Park. There’s enough coasters of that variation already. And no Harry Potter.
I feel like anime is a fair crossover, however, so VR Evangelion rides are definitely on the table. I think you could have a cracking park with a mix of 4D Resident Evil rides, a laser tag-style exhibition built around Metal Gear Solid where users get scored at the end, a super-fast Sonic rollercoaster, obviously some Mario Kart, and a huge installation for The Elder Scrolls where people could sit and eat.
If you were making a video game theme park, what would you create?