This is the first time a platform owner has acquired Studio since 2007.
The Japanese game giant Nintendo will acquire the developer who made Luigi’s Mansion 3. Next level game.
Nintendo announced on its investor page that the transaction is expected to be completed on March 1 this year. Companies based in Vancouver, Canada have worked with Nintendo IP, including Super Mario Strikers, Metroid Prime: Federation Force and Punch Out! Wii. The company not only works for Nintendo, but also cooperates with companies such as Activision on Transformers: Cybertron Adventures, Ghost Recon’s Ubisoft in 2010, and even cooperates with Sega as Captin America: Super Soldiers for Xbox 360 and PS3.
Next Level is the second developer owned by Nintendo in North America, and it keeps pace with Retro Studios in the company’s portfolio.
“The completion of this acquisition will ensure that Nintendo will be provided with NLG development resources, including development expertise, and through closer communication and exchanges with the Nintendo development team, it will promote the expected increase in development speed and quality.” It was written in its release. Information acquired.
According to industry analyst Piers Harding-Rolls Since Ampere Analysis, this is the first studio Nintendo has acquired since Monolith Soft in 2007.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 was launched in October 2019 and iGamesNews stated in our review that it has “quality and vitality comparable to rival Mario.”