Super Nintendo World Delays Opening Due to Coronavirus

The company behind Super Nintendo World confirms the delay in the opening of the theme area, which was initially expected on February 4th.

Universal Studios Japan confirms the new delay in opening the area dedicated to Nintendo franchises. Super Nintendo World, as the theme park section is called, will have to wait for the mobility restrictions to be lifted in the Osaka prefecture, where it is located.

The delay of Super Nintendo World, due to the effect of COVID-19 in Japan

The restriction comes according to the state of emergency declared from Tokyo. While it initially only affected the capital, on January 13 the executive decided to extend the condition to seven more prefectures, including Osaka. The decision is another consequence of the increase in COVID-19 infections in Japan.

Super Nintendo World was supposed to open its doors from February 4. Given the changes, Universal Studios has yet to document their return. “We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to guests and related parties in anticipation of the opening. The opening date will be set and announced after the emergency call has ended, ”the company said in the statement. In the same statements, they refer to their commitment to work between January 17 and February 7 “with government policies and local authorities to limit the number of visitors.”

Its inauguration has been planned for months. On November 30, 2020, we heard about the plans to recreate the Nintendo universe. His first images showed the attractiveness of the scenarios for any enthusiast of the brands of the long-lived company. Bowser’s Castle, Mario Kart’s indestructible racing cars, the Masters Cup, the icy environment … everything. Construction of Super Nintendo World began in October 2018, after launching in the summer of 2017. Hygienic conditions permit, 2021 will be its opening year.

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