Next Level Games is a first party Nintendo developer based in Canada. It was formerly independant but was purchased by Nintendo in early 2021. It is best known for developing Punch-Out!! for the Wii and further entries in the Luigi's Mansion series, as well as Super Mario Strikers for the GameCube and Mario Strikers Charged for the Wii.
Next Level Games opened their doors in 2002. Many of the staff had come from Black Box Games. They're known as the first North American developers to ever to make a Super Mario video game, that one being Super Mario Strikers. The company itself has won a multitude of awards and was even listed as the number one employer in the British Columbia province.
In October of 2008 it was confirmed by IGN that the long-rumored , which was officially announced a day earlier, was currently being developed Next Level Games. In January 2014, the studio announced it would work with Nintendo exclusively. It was announced on January 4th 2021 that Nintendo had purchased all of Next Level Games' stock making it a first party developer from that point on.
|Game titles||Platforms||Year of release(s)|
|NHL Hitz Pro||2003|
|Super Mario Strikers||2005|
|Mario Strikers Charged||2007|
|Spider-Man: Friend or Foe||2007|
|Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!||2009|
|Transformers: Cybertron Adventures||2010|
|Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon||2010|
|Metroid Prime: Blast Ball||2016|
|Metroid Prime: Federation Force||2016|
|Luigi's Mansion 3||2019|