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Super Nintendo World holds official opening ceremony

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Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan has finally opened its warp pipe to visitors, and marked the occasion with a small opening ceremony.

Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto and Universal Studios Japan boss Jean-Louis Bonnier struck socially-distant Mario poses, surrounded by costumed Mushroom Kingdom characters, as members of the public entered the park.

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Nintendo provided the following snaps from the ceremony:

Universal's Nintendo theme park in Osaka has been hit by multiple delays over the past year due to the pandemic's impact. Originally, it was due to open alongside last summer's now-postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Earlier this month, Universal confirmed today's official opening date alongside a list of new health and safety measures, such as limited attendance numbers and the need to wear a face covering.

With the park open, attention now turns to the other Super Nintendo Worlds in development - with locations in Singapore, Orlando and California already confirmed. Heading to Florida in the next few years? Super Nintendo World Orlando is now reportedly aiming for a 2025 opening.

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