Japan – Nintendo will open its own museum

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The Japanese video game giant is planning to open the museum near Kyoto around 2023 or 2024.

The museum is, temporarily, called the “Nintendo Gallery”.

AFP

Japanese video game giant Nintendo announced on Wednesday that it is working on a museum project in Japan to display a number of games and toys from its factories over 130 years of existence.

The museum, which is scheduled to open no earlier than 2023 or 2024, will be located a few kilometers from the center of Kyoto (western Japan), where Nintendo’s headquarters are located. It will be set on the grounds of a former factory where Nintendo specifically manufactured “Hanafuda”, traditional Japanese playing cards, which was its main business when it was founded in 1889, much before its launch in video games. was before.

According to the group’s English statement, the museum, in the tentative name of “Gallery Nintendo”, will present “a number of products launched by Nintendo during its history”, “a means of sharing the history of product development and the philosophy of Nintendo”. Co Lok”. Interactive experience should also be available, the statement said.

video game pioneers

Nintendo took its first steps in video games in 1977 with the launch of the TV Game 15 and TV Game 6 home consoles, as well as developing terminal and arcade games such as Donkey Kong, released in 1981.

They then enjoyed worldwide success with the Famicom console, launched in Japan in 1983, and known overseas as the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System).

The firm also opened its first leisure zone around its universe at Universal Japan Studios (USJ)’s sprawling theme park in Osaka, western Japan, last March.

(AFP)

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