Nintendo Buying Next Level Games: Details About The Deal

By Dan Anderson ● January 7, 2021
  • Nintendo recently announced it reached an agreement to buy Vancouver-based Next Level Games. These are the details.

Nintendo recently announced it reached an agreement to buy Vancouver-based Next Level Games. As part of the deal, Nintendo is going to buy 100% of Next Level Games’ outstanding shares. This will make Next Level Games a subsidiary of Nintendo. The deal is expected to close on March 1, 2021, and the terms of the deal were undisclosed.

“Next Level Games is a video game development company based in Vancouver, Canada which has nearly two decades of experience creating video games for various console platforms. More recently, Next Level Games has worked exclusively with Nintendo in developing software titles for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch systems, including titles in the critically acclaimed Luigi’s Mansion series of video games,” said Nintendo in a statement.

Next Level Games launched in 2002 and the company has worked on a number of games for Nintendo including Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Luigi’s Mansion 3, the Punch-Out!! reboot for Wii, Super Mario Strikers, and Mario Strikers Charged.