If you go to at Common Studios Japan, you are immersed on the planet of the Mario games–and even get to trace down some very enjoyable . In actual fact, the theme park land’s two rides are based mostly on the Mario Kart franchise and Yoshi, Mario’s dragon sidekick. The Nintendo-based enjoyable does not finish on the park, although. In actual fact, the wearable Energy Up Band you could buy within the park can be used together with your Nintendo Change at dwelling.
Energy Up Bands can help you work together extra with the land whereas visiting–from punching coin blocks and discovering Easter eggs, to monitoring your rating on the Mario Kart experience and combating Bowser Jr. in a boss battle. Nonetheless, the band additionally acts as an Amiibo to be used together with your Nintendo Change.
“Tremendous Nintendo World Energy Up Bands had been designed to even be Nintendo Amiibo by default,” Senior Director of Expertise and Innovation for Common Artistic Tom Geraghty mentioned in a press release. “This lets you use your Energy Up Band past Tremendous Nintendo World at Common Studios Japan. You need to use your Energy Up Band identical to you’d use every other Amiibo.”
What is not clear, precisely, is what this specific Amiibo will unlock in your Change–or DS or Wii U if you’re nonetheless utilizing them. Throughout a media occasion to have fun Tremendous Nintendo World’s opening, Geraghty teased, “You’ll be able to put it in your Change, and you will get a Princess Peach costume for the characters in your sport or no matter.” We simply do not know what video games, which specific costume, or if it will be unique to Tremendous Nintendo World.
Past performing as an Amiibo, the Energy Up Band will assist preserve observe of the rating you accrue throughout your visits to Tremendous Nintendo World by syncing with an app. “The app has leaderboards,” Geraghty. And that leaderboard not solely tracks your progress, however the progress of everybody else visiting. Their hope is that including this aggressive edge to Tremendous Nintendo World will inspire customers to make common journeys, lest they be bumped from the highschool record.
And earlier than you ask: No, there aren’t bodily prizes for topping the leaderboards at Tremendous Nintendo World. However having the bragging rights for having the excessive rating at a theme park appears fairly cool.
Tremendous Nintendo World is now open at Common Studios Japan. Variations of the land are additionally within the works at Common’s California and Florida parks.