A new report claims that Universal Studios is backing plans to add Nintendo-themed attractions to its Orlando location, which includes cancelling plans for large-scale Pokemon and Zelda attractions.
Last year, reports broke that Universal Studios had ambitious plans to incorporate various Nintendo franchises into their parks in Florida and Japan. The only official announcement made by Universal was for a Super Nintendo World at their Universal Studios Japan resort, which is also about a similar attraction at a park called "Fantastic Worlds" at the Orlando location. In addition to heavily featuring Nintendo at their new park, Universal also allegedly planned to open a full-fledged Pokemon area in the former KidsZone area at Universal Studios and in Zelda-themed area at their Islands of Adventure park.
However, the The same source as those rumors, Theme Park University, now claims that Universal is pushing the breaks on adding Nintendo to all three of its parks. At Nintendo, Theme Park University claims that Universal did not want to "triple down" on Nintendo and give it a presence equal to that of Harry Potter before it proved successful. The report also noted that Universal Orlando was a major flop.
Theme Park University claims that Universal could change their minds at the Super Nintendo World at Fantastic Worlds is a success, But thats not getting any Pokemon or any other attractions at Universal Studios in the next four years.
So, it looks like Universal Studios won't be the second home for Nintendo fans anywhere. What do you think about the news? Find out in the comment section, or find me on Twitter at @CHofferCbus !