Super Nintendo World in Osaka will open on March 18, Nintendo revealed. The opening of the park has been delayed numerous times due to the impact of COVID-19, but a Japanese official Nintendo account tweet snapped the revised launch date, which is later this month.
The opening of the new “Super Nintendo World ™” space of Universal Studios Japan on the theme of Nintendo characters and their world has been decided on March 18, 2021 (Thursday).
– Nintendo Co., Ltd. (@Nintendo) March 8, 2021
The park was originally revealed in 2015 and its grand opening was originally scheduled for summer 2020, as revealed alongside a music video featuring a new song by Charli XCX and Galantis. Shigeru Miyamoto organized a Nintendo Direct special in December 2020 by visiting the fully built park, highlighting attractions such as the Mario Kart ride. For more details, see our article on 8 ways your visit to Super Nintendo World will be fun. Here is a better look at the map of the park area, as well as merchandise and coffee items.
Last week, the opening of Orlando variant of Super Nintendo World park has been postponed to 2025 after economic uncertainty caused delays in building the park – the Hollywood and Signapore versions of the park are also on their way. Elsewhere, Nintendo is collaborating with Illumination on a Super Mario Bros. animated film, which is whose launch is scheduled for 2022.
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