Nintendo announced that it will acquire developer Luigi’s Mansion 3 Next Level Games. You can read the notice of acquisition at Nintendo site
, Stating that the deal is expected to end on March 1, 2021. According to Nintendo, the acquisition “will facilitate an expected improvement in development speed and quality by enabling close contact and employee exchange with the Nintendo development team”.
Nintendo has been working with the Canadian developer for a long time now, and their relationship extends to the release of the Gamecube Super Mario Strikers title in 2005, which was developed by Next Level Games.
Since then, the studio has 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 Nintendo 3DS.
We reviewed Luigi’s Mansion 3 when it launched in October 2019, and described it as “fun, charming and smartly designed”, and scored the game at an average of 8.3. If you are just starting out in the game, check out our detailed guide for each floor, head and collectibles. In other Nintendo news, Shigeru Miyamoto recently revealed his plans to create a cute world in an interview with The New Yorker.
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