Tremendous Nintendo World, the Tremendous Mario-themed space of Common Studios Japan in Osaka, finally opened again in March after a number of delays, and Nintendo could already be engaged on increasing the park. As noted by VGC, social media posts from latest guests to USJ have proven cranes, scaffolding, and a jungle-themed backdrop round Tremendous Nintendo World, suggesting work is underway on the rumored Donkey Kong space.
Neither Nintendo nor Common have ever introduced the Donkey Kong plans, however they’ve been rumored for a few years. Leaked early idea imagery for Tremendous Nintendo World included plans for a separate Donkey Kong-themed zone, together with a mine cart-style curler coaster. Upon opening, Tremendous Nintendo World was solely Mario-themed, however there’s a conspicuously giant locked door (above) that appears prefer it may function an entrance to a Donkey Kong-styled part of the park. DK belongings have additionally been datamined from the USJ app, hinting on the addition of additional in-park collectibles.
Donkey Kong is a pure match for the prevailing Tremendous Nintendo World park. Mario first appeared within the authentic Donkey Kong arcade recreation, after all, and Donkey Kong in flip exhibits up in video games like Mario Kart and the assorted Mario-themed sports activities collection. As such, the addition shouldn’t compromise the sensation that Tremendous Nintendo World is one cohesive park. Nevertheless, it does imply that the park isn’t actually protecting the total breadth of Nintendo’s IP, with some omissions like The Legend of Zelda feeling significantly apparent.
Common additionally plans to open Nintendo areas at its parks in Hollywood, Orlando, and Singapore, however it’s but to be confirmed when development on any of them will probably be accomplished.