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Super Mario and Donkey Kong aren't the only ones doing deals with Universal Studios Japan - it seems Pokémon will also be joining in on the fun.

Details are still rather limited, but it seems Universal has today announced a partnership with The Pokémon Company. According to a translation of the tweet below, Multiple projects are currently underway and the first is scheduled at some point in 2022.

Here's a little bit more information about the "long-term strategic alliance", courtesy of the Japanese press release:

"U-SJ Headquarters and Pokemon Co., Ltd. are involved in the development and provision of new in-park entertainment. We are pleased to inform you that we have formed a medium- to long-term strategic alliance and that multiple development projects are underway. The two companies aim to create and provide a new dimension of theme park experience that has never been seen before by combining outstanding creative creativity and world-class entertainment technology.

"The first collaboration project of this alliance is expected to appear as a member of the park by the end of 2022, and we will continue to deliver new experiences that exceed everyone's expectations. Universal Studios Japan aims to create and disseminate Japan's world-class entertainment with ideas and creativity that continue to attract many guests, and to become the place of choice for people all over the world."

This announcement follows a rumour in 2018 about a Pokémon theme park coming to USJ. When we have more details, we'll be sure to update you. What are your thoughts about this news so far? Tell us down below.

[source twitter.com, via serebii.net]