Nintendo acquires Next Level Games [2021-01]

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  1. BRiT

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    Nintendo acquires Next Level Games [ https://www.nextlevelgames.com/ ] known for their recent Switch work on Luigi's Mansions 3.

    Nintendo's Announcement @ https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2021/210105e.pdf

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    https://www.gematsu.com/2021/01/nintendo-acquires-next-level-games

    Nintendo has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of the Vancouver, Canada-based Next Level Games to make it a wholly owned subsidiary, the company announced. The acquisition is expected to close on March 1.

    Next Level Games has developed a number of a Nintendo titles in the past, including Super Mario Strikers for GameCube, Mario Strikers Charged and Punch-Out!! for Wii, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Metroid Prime: Federation Force for 3DS, and Luigi’s Mansion 3 for Switch.
     
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    great purchase for nintendo.

    They will need to ramp up their offerings for switch 2. They have a few franchises that carry the systems like mario kart , zelda and mario but every once in awhile something else hits really big like animal crossing. But they could really use a solid 3 or 4 first party games a year
     
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    Dang it! I though Microsoft was gonna buy that one.
     
  4. eastmen

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    The bethesda stuff should wrap up this quarter I think so expect to hear about the next purchase in the quarter after.
     
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    with how dry is Switch 1st party games lately... they really need to have more studios to have better pacing between releases...

    or this was a deliberate move to have lots of launch title for switch 2?
     
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    I was so looking forward to Master Chief's Haunted Mansion.
     
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    They should pick up Camelot Games, for their sports franchises. Then bring them up to AAA first-party level.
    So a Mario Golf with a fully fleshed out Mario Galaxy course (planet-hopping and gravity) , Peach's Castle course, Mario Sunshine, Rainbow Road, Luigi's Mansion, Tiny-Huge-World (where you see it from a tiny perspective, then from a miniature golf perspective) , maybe a Wind Waker level, etc..
    I always thought Golf and Baseball had alot more potential, if they put in the effort.
    As they are, they always seemed more like IP novelty games, than fully realized franchises.
     
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