Super Nintendo World's opening officially delayed

Joanna Estrada
June 30, 2020

IGN points us to an article from NHK World-Japan, the global arm of a major Japanese public broadcaster, which reports that Universal Studios Japan plans to postpone its Super Nintendo World opening at the company's theme park in Osaka for an indefinite amount of time.

Part of the reason for the delay is due to the fact that the new attraction is expected to draw large crowds, a data-cke-saved-href="https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200628_01/" href="https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200628_01/" target="_blank" NHK /a reports. Due to the ongoing pandemic, however, the theme park has made it a priority to avoid creating large crowds and close-contact settings.

Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts tied up in 2015 and announced they would bring Nintendo-themed areas within Universal Studios theme parks around the world, beginning with Osaka's before the now-postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Construction of Super Nintendo World, including the attractions and restaurants, evidently cost around $560 million and is reportedly nearly complete.

Universal Studios Japan and Nintendo were not immediately available for comment outside normal business hours. The focus on reopening the park and strengthening sanitation is being prioritized, and construction and preparation of the new section was also delayed due to the lockdown.

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