A clearer picture is emerging of Nintendo’s foray into the theme park business, with a recent report revealing the size and scope of the planned video game attractions at Osaka’s Universal Studios Japan theme park.
Kotaku reports, by way of Sankei news, that Nintendo intends to finalize a roughly $351 million deal on March 11th to fund a themed area located in Universal Studios Japan. Sankei also compared the scope of the Nintendo project to Universal Studios’ Harry Potter attraction “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”
The Sankei story produced a conceptual map disclosing how much space would be dedicated to Nintendo’s area in the theme park. According to Kotaku, the red portion indicates Nintendo’s dedicated area, with green marking the rest of Universal Studios Japan.
Announced last year, the attraction was presented as a collaboration that would bring “spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo?s wildly popular games, characters and worlds,” as a likely planned replacement to the expiring Marvel superheroes license in 2020.