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It was announced some time ago that Nintendo was teaming up with Universal Studios on theme park locations and attractions. While there has been some speculation around the Orlando site, a report from Sankei points to definitive movement and investment on a 'Nintendo Land' attraction area at Universal Studios in Osaka.

According to the report and translations via Google and Twitter user FarmboyinJapan, around $400 million of investment will be made to build the area, with the Sankei article featuring the following map that shows it'll be located right next to the main Universal Studios Japan attraction.

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The target for opening is 2020, which is a big year for Japan as Tokyo will also be hosting the Olympic Games.

Should this transpire it'll certainly be a big move for Nintendo in its homeland, and a solid indication of its efforts to utilise major partnerships and investment to boost the company's brand.

We'd better start saving up for a trip to Japan...

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