The Pokemon Gym is Real

If you hadn’t heard, an actual honest to goodness Pokemon gym just opened in Osaka, Japan. It’s pretty much a theme park or family fun center, but this is a dream come true for every Pikachu picker and Luchario lover! There are special arcade games to play, educational exhibits, and of course all the staff are in character as Pokemon trainers. Pokemon is especially well suited to this. Some other games might not work as well.

Far Cry 4 – Trek through a simulated mountain while industrial fans blow fake snow at you. At the exit, a cast member in a Yeti suit discusses philosophy and/or tries to eat you.

Need for Speed – Drive three hours against traffic to get to the park. You did it! Bye, now!

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Two words. Fulton Ride!

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Ride a train around the park, enjoying the sounds and smells of Industrial Revolution London. Frequent stabbing!

Mario Maker – Under construction. Feel free to jump around!

What video game franchises would you like to see come to life? Got any serious ideas?


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