Nintendo announced its intention to open the Nintendo Gallery Museum in Japan, which will aim to introduce the public to the design philosophy and mindset of the company.
According to the iconic Japanese developer, the planned gallery is “a way to share the history and philosophy of Nintendo’s product development” with anyone keen to learn. The inauguration is expected to take place in March 2024.
Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa announced the plans in a Japanese Press release on the Nintendo website. The museum will be built on the Nintendo Uji Ogura factory and its grounds in Uji-city, Kyoto, and when completed, the space will house historical products related to the company. You’ll also get to see exhibits, experiences, and more at the Nintendo Gallery.
The Nintendo Uji Ogura Factory is one of the oldest sites in Nintendo’s now vast real estate portfolio and was built in 1969 as the manufacturing facility for the company’s playing cards and hanafuda cards (which the company previously marketed video games).
“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,” the statement read.
“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.”
Nintendo Gallery is only the working name and may be subject to change as plans progress. The gallery is just one of a few new ventures Nintendo is experimenting with when it comes to real-world attractions, and if it’s something like Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan, it’s likely to be a huge success.