TheMisterManGuy said:

Look at any Fire Emblem and Kirby title as an example. The Copyright notice is always "©20XX Nintendo/INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS".

That's your example?  They are practically a 2nd party developer.  This has a list of games from them:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_Systems

I'm actually surprised they haven't been turned into a 1st party developer.



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