After the opening of the Super Nintendo World park last February in Osaka, Japan, the Kyoto firm is back with a new announcement that should delight fans. Nintendo plans to transform its Uji Ogura factory into a veritable museum that will be used to display a multitude of products launched by the company during its history.
Uji Ogura factory, named “Uji Ogura Plant”, was not chosen at random. Founded in 1969, this factory was mainly used for the production of playing cards, and hanafuda cards. As a reminder, Nintendo was created in 1889 and was called at the time “Nintendo Playing Card Company”, Mario and his friends were still a long way off.
Transform a mythical factory into a museum
In a statement, the company explains: “Nintendo discussed the possibility of building a gallery, as a way to share the history and philosophy of Nintendo’s product development with the public. To this end, the Nintendo Uji Ogura factory will be renovated to accommodate the gallery, a decision taken after considering Uji City’s plan to redevelop the area adjacent to Ogura Station. ”
According to Nintendo statements, this museum should be accessible to the public from 2023. For the moment, the name of “Nintendo Gallery” is used, but there is no indication that this will be the final name of the establishment.
In addition to its historical significance, this factory is located in Kyoto Prefecture, a stone’s throw from Nintendo headquarters. Kyoto attracts a lot of tourists, who in addition to going to the headquarters will now be able to visit the “Nintendo Gallery”. Not to mention that the Super Nintendo World park is located in Osaka, a city close to Kyoto.
Nintendo which in parallel to this announcement plans to launch a Switch Pro without delay. According to Bloomberg, the Kyoto firm should launch the Nintendo Switch Pro before E3, which will begin on June 12.