Nintendo has announced that it will acquire the Canadian Software Developer, Next Level Games Inc, the developer of Luigi’s Mansion 3.
You can read the acquisition’s notification on the Nintendo website, which says that the acquisition is expected to close on March 1, 2021. According to Nintendo, this acquisition “will serve to secure the availability of NLG development resources for Nintendo, including development expertise, as well as facilitate an anticipated improvement in development speed and quality by enabling closer communication and exchange of staff with the Nintendo development team”.
Nintendo has been working with the Canadian developer for a long time now, developing software titles for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch systems, including titles in the critically acclaimed Luigi’s Mansion series. Nintendo also have been suspended from the release of Super Mario Strikers on Gamecube in 2005, which was developed by Next Level Games.
Since then, the studio worked on Mario Strikers Charged and Punch-Out for the Nintendo Wii, as well as Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Metroid Prime: Federation Force for the Nintendo 3DS.