Next Level Games “doing only Nintendo products now”

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Having scored a hit with their vacuum-fuelled antics in Luigi’s Mansion 2, Next Level Games have revealed that their relationship with the green clad Italian plumber’s creators has reached the point where they are “only doing Nintendo products now.”

Over the years they’ve brought us Mario Strikers Charged and Punch-Out!!’s Wii revival, alongside working on third-party projects for Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

“We are doing only Nintendo products now,” co-founder Jason Carr discussed with Gamasutra, revealing the strength of their relationship with the company.

“We have worked with a lot of other companies before, and we’re super happy with our relationship with Nintendo. There’s no reason to look anywhere else. They keep giving us better and better IP to work with, and as long as we do our job and make good games for them there’s no reason for us to venture out.”

He later continued, “There are a lot of benefits to working with a first party. Nintendo’s great. They give you the time to make they games good. They’ve done really well — the Wii’s done really well, the DS has done really well, the Wii U is not the strongest start but we trust that they’ll come up with something to get it going, and the 3DS was a blast to work on.”

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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