Tag: Next Level Games
Random "Nobody Batted An Eye" At Waluigi's 'Crotch Chop' In Super Mario Strikers
A big "W" for the purple brother, then
Everyone has their signature footie celebration, right? Running to the corner flag, whipping your shirt off, doing a little dance — whatever floats your boat. That remains true for the Mario universe, and for the Mario Strikers series, retaining that was important for developer Next Level Games when creating...
News Super Mario Strikers Originally Started Out As A Platformer
Jump and shoot? That's the wrong sport
Yes, we still can't believe we're getting a new Mario Strikers game this year with Mario Strikers: Battle League. Pinch us. Or maybe just blow a whistle near us to make sure we wake up from this dream. With renewed interest in the Mario football game series, GameXplain recently spoke to Mike Inglehart,...
News Co-Founder Of Nintendo-Owned Studio Next Level Games Announces Retirement
"thank you to Nintendo for believing in me"
Next Level Games co-founder, current president and former CEO Douglas Tronsgard has announced he will be retiring after more than 20 years. He shared a brief message over on his LinkedIn thanking everyone at Nintendo and the Canada-based developer for believing in him. Here it is in full: "After over 20...
News It's Official, Next Level Games Is Developing The New Mario Strikers For Switch
'Battle League' is in safe hands
As many suspected, Next Level Games is the developer behind the upcoming Switch release Mario Strikers: Battle League. Nintendo didn't make any mention of this during its recent Direct announcement or the official PR, but it's now been confirmed by a rating over on the Australian Classification Board. The rating...
Anniversary Japan Celebrates 15 Years Of Super Mario Strikers
It was technically last year, in Europe and North America
Next Level Games is seemingly on a hiring spree, and it got us thinking about some of its past releases. One standout hit, in particular, is the GameCube title Super Mario Strikers (also known as Mario Smash Football). Although the game made its original debut in Europe and the US in 2005...
News A Single-Player DLC Expansion For Luigi's Mansion 3 Was An Idea That "Faded Quickly"
Next Level went with multiplayer instead
One thing that confused a lot of long-time Nintendo fans, was when the company announced it would be releasing multiplayer add-on content for Luigi's Mansion 3. Out of all games, why would you release multiplayer DLC for this spooky solo adventure? Poor old Mario Party. Well, the reason is simply because the...
News Next Level Games Employee Suggests He's Working on a Wii U Title, Then Stealth Edits the Post
You cannot hide on the internet
It's no secret that Next Level Games, though it's an independent company, is currently committed exclusively to Nintendo projects - that was stated in early 2014, and nothing since has suggested any change. We'd like to think it's an ambitious project, too, as little has been heard from the company since Luigi's...
News Details of Next Level Games' Cancelled Project, 'Clockwerk', Emerge
Game set in a magical floating clock tower, which was not to be
Canadian development studio Next Level Games is well known for its work on Nintendo games such as Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Punch-Out!! and Mario Strikers Charged. While the studio is now exclusively developing for Nintendo platforms, that wasn't the case with an intr
News Next Level Games "Doing Only Nintendo Products Now"
Still an independent company, however
Next Level Games has produced a good number of Nintendo titles — including the excellent Punch-Out!! reboot on Wii — but truly shot to prominence with the critically and commercially successful Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. The studio has been working solely on Nintendo games for a number of years, and told us...