Vancouver-based studio Next Level Games has a history of working on Nintendo properties, from Super Mario Strikers on GameCube back in 2005 to Luigi’s Mansion 3 on Switch in 2019. Now, in an effort to “secure the availability of NLG development resources,” Nintendo has announced the full purchase of the studio.
According to the notification, Nintendo has acquired 100 percent of Next Level Games, and the deal is expected to close this March.
Beyond Super Mario Strikers and Luigi’s Mansion 3, other games NLG has developed for Nintendo in the past include Mario Strikers Charged (Wii, 2007), Punch Out!! (Wii, 2009), Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS, 2013), and Metroid Prime: Federation Force (3DS, 2016).
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