Last year, Nintendo made the exciting announcement that they are teaming up with Universal Studios to build theme park attractions. This partnership extends to Universal Studios Japan as well, and today we received more details on the plans for theme parks in Japan. In total, Universal Studios Japan plans to spend ¥40 billion yen (around $350 million in US currency) to build Nintendo attractions on the left side of the park’s main gate.
This is a pretty sizable investment — comparable to the Harry Potter area that opened up in 2014 — and Universal Studios Japan is hoping to have work finished by 2020. Japan is hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics, so the goal is to have the Nintendo attractions up and running before then. So far we still haven’t been given any specifics regarding which IP will be used to create attractions.