Super Nintendo World's opening could reportedly be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The health crisis has meant that the planned opening of the area at Universal Studios Japan is set to be postponed, with the pandemic making it tough at this time.

An official announcement will come this week, according to the Business Times, which added that Super Nintendo World is likely to open later this year.

The gaming giant hopes that Super Nintendo World - which is based in Osaka - will at least be open before the Tokyo Olympics begin.

The Olympics were originally scheduled to take place this summer, but were delayed due to the pandemic, which has made international travel extremely challenging.

Meanwhile, Nintendo's developers and partner studios are facing "big limitations" amid the crisis.

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa recently said: "Since there are indeed big limitations on what can be done from home, we do think this will have a large impact.

"Nintendo has development partners and development offices not just in Japan, but all over the world. The first locations to be affected were the offices in Europe and America, where working from home started early. Then our offices in Japan also switched to working from home.

"In the case of Japan, this had a major impact on development because we did not already have a remote development environment in place."