Despite all the updates we have been receiving on Super Nintendo World, it seems fans of Super Mario will still have to wait a little longer to run around collecting coins and defeating goombas as the opening of the new area has been delayed indefinitely.
With the development of the new land seemingly going along well, it seems the biggest reason for the delay is the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, which has forced Japan to restrict and prohibit entry of international visitors, as well as sharply limit capacity at outdoor venues to help prevent the spread of the disease.
According to the Business Times, the plan is still for the park to open before the end of 2020 though when exactly it will open is still a mystery. Universal Studios Japan should be making an official statement by this week, so a new opening date could be announced then.
Super Nintendo World was originally supposed to open alongside the 2020 Tokyo Olympics though the games have since been delayed till 2021.
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