Are you ready for absolutely no game content? Because that, and 15 minutes of a Japanese theme park are what's on tap for the latest Nintendo Direct. Tune in to the Super Nintendo World Direct, which goes live in a few minutes, to see just what this Nintendo-land of amusement and wonder has in store for its park-goers later next year.
Miyamoto is doing the tour of the park, starting with an adorable Warp Pipe entrance. Right as you arrive, you get to walk through Peach's Castle, complete with paintings on the wall.
You can interact with certain props at the park, like a Coin Block. By wearing the Power-Up Band, you can hit the underside of the block to obtain coins, which you can check on your smartphone.
Miyamoto mentions there's a special activity regarding the sleeping Pirhana Plant, but he's keeping it a secret, for now.
Another part of the park has you timing a hit of a Pow block to bump a Koopa shell into a key block, which also gives you coins.
Explore the underground of the Mushroom Kingdom, in a maze-like structure.
Sometimes you'll see M symbols, which you can scan on the bracelet as well.
Of course there's a gift shop. Complete with exclusive toys that can only be gotten at the park. There's a little Mario figurine that walks when you push him forward.
Get some Star popcorn, or eat at cute cafes that are Mario-themed.
Mario, Luigi mascots will be available for photoshoots, much like Disneyland's princesses.
The cafe is very large, and has power up icons on the ceiling, with a very mushroom-y theme. You can look at screens, which look like windows into the kitchen, where the Toads will "cook" your meal.
The Mario Burger, Super Mushroom pizza bowl, and ? Block desserts are some of the foods you'll be able to try.
The park opens Feb. 4th, and there are still plans to open more Super Nintendo Worlds in Asia and the United States.
There's a Mario Kart challenge in Bowser's Castle, and it's a ride. Apparently, it took six years to develop and build.
The building looks a lot like the Bowser's Castle stage in Mario Kart, and Bowser even has a ton of Mario Kart trophies on display!
They briefly show the ride, which sits you in various race karts from the games.