Super Nintendo World Osaka Will Open On March 18
Super Nintendo World in Osaka will open on March 18, Nintendo has revealed.
The opening of the park was delayed on numerous occasions due to the impact of COVID-19, but a tweet from the official Japanese Nintendo account broke the revised launch date, which is later this month.
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) March 8, 2021
The park was originally revealed in 2015, and its grand opening was initially planned for the Summer of 2020, as revealed alongside a music video featuring a new song from Charli XCX and Galantis. Shigeru Miyamoto hosted a special Nintendo Direct in December of 2020 taking a tour of the fully-constructed park, highlighting attractions such as the Mario Kart ride.
For more details, check out our article covering 8 ways in which your visit to Super Nintendo World will be gamified. Here’s a better look at the area map of the park, as well as merchandise and cafe items.
Just last week, the opening of the Orlando variant of the Super Nintendo World park was delayed to 2025 after economic uncertainty caused delays in the park’s construction – Hollywood and Signapore versions of the park are also on the way. Elsewhere, Nintendo is collaborating with Illumination on a Super Mario Bros. animated movie, which is pegged to launch in 2022.
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