Nintendo has revealed that its Super Nintendo World theme park at Universal Studios Japan will now open in spring 2021 following delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Universal initially postponed the park's opening this summer; it was originally going to have its grand opening fall in line with Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics, which was also delayed. Now, though, things appear to be back on track – so long as the pandemic is more under control next year, that is.

Softening the blow of the delay, Nintendo has also revealed that a new 'Mario Café and Store' will be opening its doors next week on 16th October. Also located at Universal Studios Japan (but in the Hollywood area), the Mario Café and Store offers Mario and Luigi-themed food and drink, official products to spend your money on, and is even decorated with lots of Nintendo goodness.

Here's hoping it isn't too long before we can safely travel again – we simply must schedule a trip to see all of this Mario wonder when the time is right!

[source topics.nintendo.co.jp, via theverge.com]