Shortly after opening the Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Osaka last March, the global Japanese gaming company has announced plans to launch another tourist site, which would give fans a ride back to its colorful history.
The upcoming attraction is tentatively called “Nintendo Gallery,” a public museum that would “showcase the many products Nintendo has launched over its history,” Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said in a press release.
It will be constructed in Nintendo’s ’60s-built factory in Uji City, called “Uji Plant,” and the land surrounding it.
“Nintendo has been discussing the possibility of building a gallery, as a way to share Nintendo’s product development history and philosophy with the public. To this end, the Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant will be renovated to accommodate the gallery, a decision reached after taking consideration of The City of Uji’s plan of re-developing the nearby Ogura Station area,” Furukawa said.
The Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant was built in 1969 and is one of the oldest locations in Nintendo’s huge property portfolio. It used to manufacture playing cards and Hanafuda cards that the company traded prior to video games.
Nintendo plans to complete the museum within the fiscal year 2023, which ends on March 31, 2024.