The announcement that the Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan will be getting a Donkey Kong expansion just came in last week. And now, there’s already another announcement. This time it’s that USJ will be getting a Pokemon expansion.
Though the statement provided as part of the announcement is pretty vague. The company says that the expansion “will immerse guests into the world of Pokemon with innovative technology and creativity beginning in 2022”. But what exactly will the theme park have was not mentioned.
There’s also no mention of when construction of the Pokemon expansion in USJ started. So it’s equally up in the air if what visitors see in 2022 is the full scale of the expansion, or if there will be more coming.
All things considered, while it’s definitely nice to know that there will be an expansion to the theme part that’s centred around Pokemon, it’s not really surprising. At least, not after the announcement of Super Nintendo World in general. While it’s worth noting that USJ is working with The Pokemon Company specifically for this expansion, Nintendo is still one of the three companies that hold the rights to the name.