The upcoming Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan has reportedly delayed its opening because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to a number of new movies and images from the previous month, it will seem that building on the sights is accomplished or almost so, which suggests it may theoretically open at any time when the corporate decides, and will subsequently nonetheless be on observe to take action later this yr.

Citing sources aware of the matter, Bloomberg states that the official delay might be introduced as early as this week by Universal Studios Japan with the chance that it’s going to embrace particulars on when, precisely, it’d really open up. The opening had been timed to coincide across the 2020 Summer Olympics which have been scheduled to happen in Tokyo this summer time earlier than the Olympics postponed till subsequent yr.

“It’s a whole new separate area of the park. It’s got food. It’s got merchandise. The first phase will have two rides, Super Mario Kart ride as well as Yoshi’s Adventures,” Universal Parks & Resorts Chairman and CEO Tom Williams stated final yr after being requested in regards to the new space and its sights. “The whole land is interactive, and you’re going to have a wristband. It’s got the big red Mario symbol on it. It’s — by the way, the wristband is supercool. It’s all magnetic. You slap it at your wrist, and it just snaps on, and it won’t come off, […] and you’ll be able to go up and keep score and play with the various games, and that also translates to a score-keeping capability if you choose to do so within the rides and actually interfaces back with your game consoles. So you can build on it and come back again, and it’s really got everything going on.”

Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Japan is seemingly nonetheless on observe to open this yr, although it has reportedly been delayed from the unique Summer 2020 window because of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. It is predicted to ultimately launch as a part of all Universal Studios theme parks sans Beijing. You can take a look at all of our earlier protection of the upcoming theme park proper right here.

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