Gaming giant, Nintendo, has announced plans to convert a former factory of theirs in Kyoto into a new museum to showcase the history of the company’s products.
According to a news release, Nintendo has been planning to construct a gallery as a way to share both their product development history and philosophy with the public. Tentatively named Nintendo Gallery, the museum will sit at the site of the Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant and the land surrounding the building. It was originally built in 1969 and was used to manufacture playing cards, later housing a customer service center for product repairs. The factory, however, has sat unused since 2016 after the opening of a newer facility.
Along with historical products, the museum will feature exhibits and experiences. The Nintendo Gallery is expected to be completed by March 2024.
This comes after the opening of the new $580 million Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan, which began welcoming visitors in February.