Nintendo to establish huge new game lab in Kyoto, Japan


The Nikkei, Japan’s biggest business newspaper, is reporting today that Nintendo bought 40,000-sq.-meter of land in Kyoto to build new research and development facilities. Late last year, the company paid $140 million for the site, which used to be a golf driving range.

The new R&D center is located near Nintendo’s world headquarters in downtown Kyoto. A construction date hasn’t been set yet and Nintendo also didn’t say what exactly the new facilities will be used for.