The Pokémon Company has announced a long-term partnership with Universal Studios Japan to add Pokémon-themed attractions to the Osaka theme park.
As declared in a press release, the partnership sees the companies “jointly explore groundbreaking entertainment that will immerse guests into the world of Pokémon with innovative technology and creativity beginning in 2022.”
This is pegged as a long-term project. There is no information on whether or not Pokémon attractions would include new areas, rides, experiences or other technology, but the partnership is billed as a way to “develop new interactive entertainment combining innovative technology and extraordinary creativity.
“This strategic alliance with Universal Studios Japan reflects our commitment to continue delivering the joy of Pokémon in ever evolving ways for years to come,” said Pokémon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara. “We are looking forward to the day when we can welcome fans from around the world to all enjoy it together.”
As of now, this partnership is only between The Pokémon Company and Universal Studios Japan, and no mention has been made of bringing Pokémon attractions to other Universal Studios parks.
The success of Super Nintendo World has instilled newfound confidence in the company. A version of Super Nintendo World is all set to open in Orlando, Florida but it has been delayed to 2025.