Nintendo acquires video game developer Next Level Games
Video game developer Nintendo has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of outstanding shares of Next Level Games. According to the report, the deal is set to close on March 1 which will make Next Level Games completely owned by Nintendo.
Nintendo and Next Level Games have worked together on various titles like Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Super Mario Strikers Charged, and Luigi’s Mansion. With this acquisition, Next Level Games will become a wholly owned subsidiary by Nintendo.
Nintendo x Next Level Games acquisition deal to close on March 1
With this acquisition, the availability of development resources from Next Level Games has been secured by Nintendo. This acquisition will establish a better communication between the development staff of Nintendo as well as Next Level Games which in turn will help in improving development speed and quality. Financial details of the acquisition are not known but Nintendo has mentioned that this acquisition will have minor effects on its earnings this year.
Next Level Games has worked on developing titles like Transformers: Cybertron Adventures which was published by Activision and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon which was published by Ubisoft. Some popular titles under Nintendo are Animal Crossing, Pokemon, The Legend of Zelda, Kirby, and more.
Both of these companies understand what kind of games their fans like and with this acquisition and the resources that will be available, fans can expect even better games in the future. Nintendo's console Nintendo Switch currently has games like Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game-Complete Edition, Little Nightmares II, Monster Hunter Rise, and Hitman 3 lined up for release.