The opening of the Super Nintendo World amusement park has been delayed indefinitely while Japan continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
A record surge in infections prompted the Japanese government to declare a state of emergency in all major hubs, rather than just the Tokyo region as it had been before.
This includes the city of Osaka, prompting Universal Studios to postpone the launch of the Nintendo-themed section of its theme park, Bloomberg reports.
The opening was planned for February 4, having been delayed from its original plan of a summer launch to tie in with the Tokyo Olympics.
Bloomberg reports this has now been placed on indefinite hiatus, following government guidance to restrict non-essential travel and activities.
A new opening date will be selected when the state of emergency has lifted.

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