After a recent rumor, the renowned company Universal Studios Japan has spoken to confirm that the opening of its new theme park, Super Nintendo World, has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NHK has shared the information published through a press release, which indicates that Super Nintendo World could start operating in the fall of this year, although it all depends on how the situation with the coronavirus evolves.
Here is the official statement:
Universal Studios Japan plans to postpone the opening of its new area in Osaka featuring the popular Nintendo game character Mario due to the coronavirus epidemic.
Construction of the new theme area, including attractions and restaurants, is almost complete at the USJ site in Osaka’s Konohana Ward. The operator of the park initially planned to open it in late July.
But the company says the schedule will have to be changed as the new attraction is likely to boost the number of visitors. Such an increase is in conflict with the top priority in the epidemic of avoiding crowded places and close-contact settings.