Nintendo land coming to Universal Orlando

Area will feature attractions, restaurants

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando Resort is leveling up its park with a new Nintendo-themed area set to be unveiled within the next few years.

Guests can expect an "expansive, immersive and interactive" experience featuring attractions, shops and restaurants designed to make visitors feel as if they're inside "Super Mario Bros.," "The Legend of Zelda" and other video game classics.

Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Hollywood will also be getting their very own Nintendo realms. Planning for these areas is in the works, but few details have been released.

Each park will announce further information, but officials said the goal on all three of the projects is clear: "to bring the characters, action and adventure of Nintendo video games to life within Universal theme parks."

All three Nintendo-themed lands are expected to open separately sometime in the next few years.

The news comes more than a year after Universal Parks & Resorts announced a partnership with the Japanese video game company.