Super Nintendo World opening delayed by Japan’s virus outbreak
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The opening of Nintendo's first theme park has been delayed because of rising coronavirus cases in Japan.
Super Nintendo World, modelled on levels of the company's Mario games, had been due to open on 4 February.
But 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.
But in December, Nintendo posted a video tour of the park in December, starring Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong, among others.