Jan 14, 2021

Super Nintendo World opening delayed by Japan's virus outbreak

The opening of Nintendo's first theme park has been delayed because of rising coronavirus cases in Japan. Japan has expanded its state of emergency, due to last until at least 7 February, beyond Tokyo to include Osaka prefecture, where the park is located. The opening, at Universal Studios Japan, had already been postponed from mid-2020 because of the pandemic. Nintendo posted a video tour of the park in December, starring Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong, among others. It is not the first theme park to suffer problems during the pandemic - the shuttered Disneyland theme park in California is set to become a large-scale vaccination centre.

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