Brand-new Kyoto facility to open on February 16, 2013.
Nintendo's console and handheld hardware divisions will soon be rehoused in the firm's new Kyoto facility, the platform holder has confirmed to GamesIndustry International.
The ¥30 billion ($340m apprx) offices will bring together the two business arms on February 16, in the hope of forming a closer working relationship, able to share technological research with greater efficiency.
Nintendo's development staff are currently split between the Kyoto Research Center R&D facility in the Higashiyama Ward, and the main office in the Minami Ward.
Nintendo is under great pressure for its 3DS and Wii U platforms to succeed, but the growing popularity of tablet devices and fierce competition from Sony and Microsoft means the firm is a long way from its Nintendo DS and Wii high.
Nintendo will hope that bringing its creative minds together will help the firm create the next big thing.
Source: GamesIndustry International