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The newly acquired Nintendo second party development studio Next level games is looking for performance and tools engineers to help with future projects for the nintendo family of systems

Next level games has been around since the 13th of August 2002 and while they have been know to make and are most famous for nintendo games, specifically the mario strikers and luigi's mansion games, they have dipped their toes into other games such as transformers cybertron, captian America: super soldier and punch out.

On January 9, 2014, the studio announced that it would work exclusively with Nintendo from then on. On January 4, 2021, Nintendo announced that it had purchased Next Level Games after "A number of owner-directors recently determined that the time is right for them to sell their shares, and NLG therefore began exploring potential sale transactions". This acquisition took place on March 1.

Last edited by Kneetos - on 27 April 2022

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Maybe they'll start developing a new Punch Out or Luigi's Mansion 4.



Kakadu18 said:

Maybe they'll start developing a new Punch Out or Luigi's Mansion 4.

What I'm hoping for, but I have a feeling it's something to do with Mario Strikers Power League.

Maybe Luigi's Mansion 4 will have an unexpected new premise where King Boo begrudgingly teams up with Luigi to take down a new more dangerous ghost.



I'm curious if Nintendo will allow NLG to tackle another Nintendo IP after Mario Strikers that Nintendo themselves haven't expressed any interest in working on? Say......a new Star Fox or F-Zero? :D

Because if you think about it, Luigi's Mansion and Mario Strikers were dormant franchises for over a decade until NLG got to work on them.



gtotheunit91 said:

I'm curious if Nintendo will allow NLG to tackle another Nintendo IP after Mario Strikers that Nintendo themselves haven't expressed any interest in working on? Say......a new Star Fox or F-Zero? :D

Because if you think about it, Luigi's Mansion and Mario Strikers were dormant franchises for over a decade until NLG got to work on them.

But Mario Strikers was partly created by Next Level Games in the first place. Anyway, PLEASE LET THEM TRY A NEW STAR FOX OR F-ZERO?!! If either one is good enough then NLG could be the new Rare!! ^^ At least in terms of quality games based in Nintendo franchises.



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gtotheunit91 said:

I'm curious if Nintendo will allow NLG to tackle another Nintendo IP after Mario Strikers that Nintendo themselves haven't expressed any interest in working on? Say......a new Star Fox or F-Zero? :D

Because if you think about it, Luigi's Mansion and Mario Strikers were dormant franchises for over a decade until NLG got to work on them.

To be fair Mario Strikers has always been made by Next Level Games so that's really a return to their roots, but yea they did revive Luigi's Mansion and kinda made it their thing.

But yeah I certainly wouldn't mind it, especially since it does get a little stale to see all of Nintendo's subsidiares just stick to 1 or 2 game series (not that it's really a problem with Next Level yet though).



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UnderwaterFunktown said:
gtotheunit91 said:

I'm curious if Nintendo will allow NLG to tackle another Nintendo IP after Mario Strikers that Nintendo themselves haven't expressed any interest in working on? Say......a new Star Fox or F-Zero? :D

Because if you think about it, Luigi's Mansion and Mario Strikers were dormant franchises for over a decade until NLG got to work on them.

To be fair Mario Strikers has always been made by Next Level Games so that's really a return to their roots, but yea they did revive Luigi's Mansion and kinda made it their thing.

But yeah I certainly wouldn't mind it, especially since it does get a little stale to see all of Nintendo's subsidiares just stick to 1 or 2 game series (not that it's really a problem with Next Level yet though).

That's the problem with Camelot. They're stuck with either Mario Golf or Tennis these days. And Nintendo NPD has some franchises it should revisit too, like Donkey Kong.



CaptainExplosion said:
UnderwaterFunktown said:

To be fair Mario Strikers has always been made by Next Level Games so that's really a return to their roots, but yea they did revive Luigi's Mansion and kinda made it their thing.

But yeah I certainly wouldn't mind it, especially since it does get a little stale to see all of Nintendo's subsidiares just stick to 1 or 2 game series (not that it's really a problem with Next Level yet though).

That's the problem with Camelot. They're stuck with either Mario Golf or Tennis these days. And Nintendo NPD has some franchises it should revisit too, like Donkey Kong.

Same deal with Retro being the Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong Country developers lol. I know they did have a stint of co-developing Mario Kart 7 alongside Nintendo, but that's it as far as other IP's. 

There is that rumor that Nintendo EPD is working on a new Donkey Kong. If that's true, I'd expect that announcement to be in Nintendo's June Direct! 



gtotheunit91 said:
CaptainExplosion said:

That's the problem with Camelot. They're stuck with either Mario Golf or Tennis these days. And Nintendo NPD has some franchises it should revisit too, like Donkey Kong.

Same deal with Retro being the Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong Country developers lol. I know they did have a stint of co-developing Mario Kart 7 alongside Nintendo, but that's it as far as other IP's. 

There is that rumor that Nintendo EPD is working on a new Donkey Kong. If that's true, I'd expect that announcement to be in Nintendo's June Direct! 

Don't count on it. -_- Last time we were expecting a summer Direct announcement related to Donkey Kong we instead got some Super Monkey Ball shit.



You know, I'd actually love to see Next Level robot mascot starring in a new IP from them. I'm sure they have the talent to pull it off !



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