First King Kong, now Donkey Kong is making news at Universal, where Nintendo announced today it is bringing its games and characters to Universal theme parks.
It caps off a week of big news for Universal, whose parent company Comcast reported big quarterly earnings this week thanks to theme park sales and Wednesday's news that a mammoth King Kong attraction is coming to its Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando next summer.
And now the quintessential game company of millennials — many of whom have their own little ones to take to theme parks now — will bring Pokemon, Donkey Kong and Zelda to life. Can there be a Mario Go Kart on the horizon?
"The immersive experiences will include major attractions at Universal's theme parks and will feature Nintendo's most famous characters and games," stated an official release. "More details will be announced in the future, as the Nintendo and Universal creative teams work to create specific concepts."
It won't be a Nintento theme park, but Nintendo-themed attractions in Universal parks.
Universal Studios Japan has experience bringing video game worlds to life. It has teamed up with Capcom for temporary Monster Hunter and Resident Evil attractions.