Common Studios Japan has announced that Tremendous Nintendo World is not going to be opening subsequent month as deliberate. The Nintendo-themed zone of the Osaka park was purported to open on February 4th after its launch was delayed from final yr, however with Osaka being positioned beneath a state of emergency declaration yesterday till a minimum of February seventh, that’s not going to occur. USJ says it is going to announce a brand new opening date as soon as the state of emergency has been lifted.
The state of emergency in Japan was initially issued for Tokyo and its surrounding areas, however yesterday the order was expanded to cowl a complete of 11 prefectures, Osaka included. The countermeasures aren’t significantly sturdy in comparison with COVID-19 lockdown restrictions elsewhere — individuals are discouraged from making non-essential journeys exterior, and institutions like eating places and film theaters are requested to shut by 8pm — nevertheless it clearly nonetheless just isn’t the best time to open a theme park.
Tremendous Nintendo World is a crucial venture for Nintendo, representing probably the most formidable try but to develop its IP into new enterprise alternatives. The park was initially set to open in time for the 2020 Olympic Video games in Tokyo, which themselves stay in severe doubt. When it does ultimately open, it’ll characteristic sights like an AR-powered Mario Kart rollercoaster.