Japan's Super Nintendo World opening postponed for 2nd time because of COVID

Japan's Super Nintendo World opening postponed for 2nd time because of COVID

It's time to hit the reset button.

No new grand opening date has been announced for Super Nintendo World, though Universal Studios Japan says that they will announce the new date after the state of emergency lifts.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga confirmed on Wednesday that the government is expanding the state of emergency to seven more prefectures - Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Aichi, Fukuoka, Gifu, and Tochigi - in response to the high rate of new infections of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In a statement, Universal Studios Japan said: "We sincerely apologise for the trouble caused to guests... who were looking forward to the opening".

The park was at first set to open as expected for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, which themselves stay in genuine uncertainty. The park features a plethora of Nintendo-themed entertainment, most of which is pulled from the Super Mario franchise. At the point when it does ultimately open, it'll include attractions like an AR-fueled Mario Kart rollercoaster. Rides will allow guests to recreate experiences from games like "Mario Kart" and "Yoshi's Adventure". "We will announce the new grand opening date soon after Osaka prefecture's state of emergency has been lifted".

A total of 11 prefectures, including Tokyo and three neighboring ones that came under the state of emergency last week, will remain under the measure through February 7. Ultimately, the Olympics themselves would also be postponed, and are now tentatively scheduled to take place in summer 2021.

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