Super Nintendo World Postponed
Universal Studios Japan have postponed the opening date of the Super Nintendo World area due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Super Nintendo World area was first announced on December 12, 2016, and was originally intended to open before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Tokyo 2020 was postponed until 2021 earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and now Super Nintendo World is following suit, where it is hoped that the launch could be this Fall, but there is a possibility that it will be delayed until next year depending on the future infection situation.
The Universal Studios Japan park resumed general operations on June 19, due to Japan’s lift on its state of emergency and requested closure of large-scale facilities. Due to the subsequent restrictions put in place by the Japanese government, the company are delaying preparations to open new areas by prioritising measures in the facilities to comply with the new strict regulations and to help spread infection of the new coronavirus.
The new area is now almost complete and has seen more than 60 billion yen ($450 million) in investment. Attractions confirmed for the area included ones based on the “Mario Kart” series and on the “Yoshi” character. A “Power Up Band” will also be distributed which you can use in a multi-level game where you can punch “? Blocks” to score points. We’ll keep you posted as this story progresses and when a specific launch date is announced.