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Next Level Games

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Next Level Games
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Founded: August 13, 2002
Founder: David Catlin
Douglas Tronsgard
Eric Randall
Jason Carr
President: Eric Randall
Parent / owner: Nintendo
Divisions / subsidiaries: N/A

Next Level Games is a Canadian video game development studio, based in Vancouver. Founded in August of 2002, the studio is best known for its work with Nintendo.

As a result of the success they found with their Nintendo-based works, the company announced on January 9, 2014, that they would be working exclusively with the company for the foreseeable future.[1] On January 5, 2021, Nintendo announced that it had acquired the company after purchasing 100% of the shares from the comapny's owners, making Next Level Games a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo; the acquisition is expected to be finalized on March 1.[2]

Games published by Nintendo

Game Year Console
Super Mario Strikers 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario Strikers Charged 2007 Wii
Punch-Out!! 2009 Wii
Doc Louis's Punch-Out!! 2009 WiiWare (Club Nintendo-exclusive)
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon 2013 Nintendo 3DS
Metroid Prime: Federation Force 2016 Nintendo 3DS
Luigi's Mansion 3 2019 Nintendo Switch
Mario Strikers: Battle League[3] 2022 Nintendo Switch

External links

Next Level Games on other NIWA Wikis:
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  1. Working with Nintendo, making a studio great for developers. Gamasutra. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  2. Notification of the Acquisition of the Canadian Software Developer, Next Level Games Inc. Nintendo (January 5, 2021). Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  3. Next Level Games Confirmed To Be Developing Mario Strikers: Battle League. Nintendo World Report (February 14, 2022). Retrieved February 16, 2022.

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Managers, etc. Internal
  • NNSD: Yusuke Beppu
  • Monolith Soft: Hirohide Sugiura, Tetsuya Takahashi
  • 1-Up Studio: Gen Kadoi
  • ND Cube: Hidetoshi Endo
  • Retro: Michael Kelbaugh
  • NERD: Alexandre Delattre