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Next-Level Games now a Nintendo second party developer

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Next Level Games, the Canadian based development studio that brought us, Punch-Out!! Wii and Luigi’s newest haunted romp, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, has signed an exclusive development deal with Nintendo. This means Nintendo now has another second party developer under its belt.

This information was revealed in an interview at Gamasutra with Next Level Games’ co-founder Jason Carr. He said, the studio staff was “super happy” to work with Nintendo on Dark Moon. Later, Carr made an official statement about the matter.

“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.”

Next Level Games is probably well known for its Nintendo franchises it has worked on, but there are a couple of other games that caught my eye. Titles like, NHL Hitz Pro, Spider-Man: Friend or foe, and Captain America: Super Soldier. Now these titles aren’t exactly triple a, but did have promise and were far from being terrible.

How do you feel having Next Level Games taking over some of Nintendo most beloved series?

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  • Flawless Victory

    Now I want them to sign Platinum Games, and make them a second party…that would be a big move….just like this signing. Glad to have Next-Level aboard. :D

    • AAAkabob

      If only the W101 had less flaws I’d be more inclined to agree. The fact that you couldn’t see attacks coming half the time really made it a frustrating experience at times.

      • Flawless Victory

        I don’t get it. O.o

      • Laud

        I thought it was an awesome game.

        It’s meant to be challenging.

        • AAAkabob

          It was good, but over glorified. I wouldn’t put it above some of the really great games that came out in 2013. Yet, it has a cult following that swears it is the messiah of all components of video games.

          • Laud

            It definitely wasn’t over glorified. Maybe you’ve seen a few people do that but the truth is that W101 is totally underrated. To quote an article from Nintendoenthusiast, ”
            The Wonderful 101, Most Underrated Game of 2013, Reveals All That’s Wrong With the Industry”

          • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

            Indeed, it wasn’t my favourite Wii U game of 2013 but it was a pretty great game which I really enjoyed. I think the high praise comes from people who were flabbergasted by how unappreciated it was and want to set the record straight.

            Criticising it for having a deep and complex control scheme that takes time to master is the reasons why inferior and conservative games with familiar control schemes (Such as cod) get so much comparatively high praise in so many reviews.

            The nitpicking over the camera is unfair as well. Yes, it’s far from perfect, but it’s not anywhere near bad enough to ruin the game.

          • Lil J Moore

            This. The Wonderful 101 is a very underrated game. A great challenge, Funny and good story, Excellent combat. I never had a issue with the controls like some reviewers said and it being a challenge is a good thing because games now in days are too damn easy. Wonderful 101 very underrated game indeed.

          • AAAkabob

            It’s fine to say it’s underrated, but it irritates me when people complain that it didn’t get nominated for GOTY let alone win it. @Artbook:disqus, it was the camera that frustrated me the most at first, but later it became brutal to even finish a level w/o having to replenish my health many times over.

            @ppl saying “0mgr3fl3x3sn00b” I was good at the game and got towards the last couple missions. However, I got busy and had to stop, so when I came back it became really apparent just how unforgiving the game was. I dare anyone who has stopped playing to start from the second or third to last missions and tell me it was fun.

          • Seth S. Scott

            cult following means its not over glorified. it means its under glorified.

        • DragonSilths

          Challenging and Unplayable are 2 different things.

        • darkcreap

          I politely disagree. I don’t call challenging a game that does not punish you if you die (I beat the game, so I know what I am talking about). Even in the hardest level of difficulty, if you die, you continue from the same spot. No going back. There was no reason to play better but for getting a higher score (which I do not personally care, I play to beat the game and finish the story).

          • ben

            I’ve always found this attitude to gaming really strange. It is common nowadays though. My bet memories of gaming are high scores and shaving seconds off laptimes. That’s why I love the wonderful 101 and pikmin 3 mission mode.

          • darkcreap

            Yes, that is fine if you like having high scores. But my motivation is different. I play to beat the game, so for me the challenge should be doing well or dying.

            In Mario, for instance, you can get a high score, but if you do not get successfully to the end of the level, you cannot beat the game. The problem with The Wonderful 101 is that you can get a high or low score, but you beat the game even if you do it poorly.

            The story is fine and all that, but there were little moments where I felt “If I don’t play well, I will not beat the game”.

          • ben

            That’s fine we come from different worlds in that respect. I have a limited budget and limited time. I want a game were I can play it over and over again, improving and I want to own the game for years. I agree about Mario. I think the W101 has the replay feature so that it does not become ridiculously frustrating, there are points were you have to fly the spaceship that are really difficult the first time through.

      • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

        The only flaw I noticed with the game was the camera. Considering the unconventional nature of the game its unsurprising that building a reliable camera system could be a challenge. It’s been an issue for many ground breaking games in the past. Despite the problems, other than the rare occasion where the camera completely messed up, I had no issues that significantly affected the quality of the gameplay..

      • Lil J Moore

        huh? Learn your enemies attack and maybe you’ll dodge and block quicker. I’m tired of gamers who cry about that.

        • Virus6

          Try to be a little less hostile. Maybe AAAkabob just isn’t as good of a gamer as you are. I’d be inclined to agree that sometimes it can be very hard to read enemies, especially considering multiple enemy types are present at once

          • Lil J Moore

            and that’s why you study an enemies attack pattern. I had trouble dealing with multiple enemies too. but as I played on I learned how to deal with enemies quicker and blocked,dodged, and reflected lasers at certain times. It’s not that hard.

          • Kyle

            Why make it a big deal?

          • Lil J Moore

            Why not?

      • Cyberus

        It’s called reflexes

        • Lil J Moore

          Today’s gamers don’t know anything about that

      • darkcreap

        Agreed, there are many things to correct, but, should they do it wisely, it could become a great franchise.

        Yes, it was also frustrating for me at some times. On one hand, you do not get punished if you get killed (you basically continue from the point where you left the action), but it is very easy to get caught by the most stupid enemy.

        I started at “Normal” level, but then switch to Very Easy. The only difference I noted is that you could beat faster the game, but not because it was actually more difficult, but because the monsters died more quickly. The way the game works, it became tedious at some moments.

        • Daniel Gurfinkiel

          You switching to Very Easy completely invalidates your arguments regarding the game’s difficulty. Sorry, but no. Just no. It’s called “Very Easy” for a reason, you know.

          You didn’t experience the game on its normal difficulty level, therefore you aren’t qualified to judge the game’s difficulty properly.

      • Daniel Gurfinkiel

        You’re greatly overexaggerating a minor problem.

        Yes, there were a few instances where enemies would attack you from off-screen (usually tank enemies), and said instances were cheap and frustrating. But those moments were very, very few and far between in the whole game. Nowhere near to “half the time”, as you claim.

        In fact, I had less issues with the camera in Wonderful 101 than I did in Bayonetta (which let you control the camera fully).

    • NkoSekirei

      lets hope bayonetta 2 sells well so that be the case we might get a third one.Im planning on getting.

      • TaintedXGamer

        i’d Buy bayonetta 3 in a heartbeat :P

    • Squid

      My only problem is that we need more classic games, and “What’s his name” (I forgot his name) needs to stop cursing fans out on twitter.

      • TaintedXGamer

        leave the poor guy alone they people that pissed him off are the people Ask to make Bayonetta 2 Muilt-plat like the first one was, the only reason as you probably already know since last year, is that nintendo Basically Saved Bayonetta 2 from Being “Scrapped” if nintendo didn’t pitch in, Bayonetta would cease to exist.

      • DragonSilths

        Fuck that. Kamiya speaks his mind and I give him mad props for it. I would be the same if people bitched at me. People yell at me all day saying when is your game coming out, I simply would say ITS OUT WHEN ITS FUCKING DONE NOW SHUT THE FUCK UP.

      • TheGamerGeek128

        First off, that’s Hideki Kamiya (I think), and I guess on Twitter he can be a little “Fishy”<– (See what I did there? B- because uh… Fez)

        I'm not apologizing for that.

  • Lil J Moore

    Quick everybody hide. The haters and trolls are coming soon

    • Drunken Reggie

      Not on my watch. We will silence these little critters with our great quality games. As the old saying goes, “Haters gonna hate.”

      Reggie

  • AAAkabob

    I hope they pump out more awesome games, I really enjoyed Luigi’s Mansion.

  • Norfair20X5

    Give me more NHL Hitz and… well, just do.

    • Flawless Victory

      Yes, but I do want to see them dive into making more new titles…to see how diverse they can be.

  • sharlo galmo

    I want to know which secret game they are making for the WiiU…But this is indeed nice that they are a second party developer for Nintendo..

  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

    Good choice for Nintendo. They have talent.

  • Drunken Reggie

    Next Level made a good decision. Who wouldn’t wanna work for Nintendo? We are top dog in the video game industry. I will certainly be drinking to that.

    Reggie

  • Flawless Victory

    This counts as a good pick-up to me…Next-Level has promise. I want to see if their potential will be utilize effectively. We will see….exciting!

  • Rickson Griffith

    Can we PLEASE have a Super Mario Strikers sequel for the Wii U now!?

    • Seth S. Scott

      Oh that would be AWESOME. Loved the first one!

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Gonna take a guess and say it’s their next project.

      • SmashFinale

        I hope so. Getting kinda tired of beating glitchers and noobs.

        • Nostalgic_Chaos

          Do a lot of people still play online?

  • Majora’s Mask

    i have to say goodbye to wii u daily i sold my wii u today and pre ordered the infamous ps4 bundle bb last gen players i am fuckin sick of nintendo being the worst hardware developer ever i will finally embrace hardcore gaming with sony the maker of the legendary ps4 bb old life of being a nintendrone

    • Seth S. Scott

      nothing wrong with owning both buddy. i have a sony and nintendo console in my house and couldnt survive without both.

      • Majora’s Mask

        you live in Greece? i am too poor to buy both and my parents wouldnt let me even if i had the money they re really strict

        • Spiros Galanis

          Είσαι μέγας μαλάκας ρε ξεφτίλα

      • readypembroke

        So true!! I own: 2x SNES, 2x Game Gears, 2x PS2s, 2x N64 (one is the Pikachu N64), GameCube, 2x PS1s, original Xbox, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, many Game Boys, Colors, Advances and 2x Advance Sps (one being the Pikachu Toys R Us exclusive GBA), and had a Wii but sold it to one of my mom’s co-workers, Used the money towards Super Mario 3D World. Might get a PS4 this year but I highly doubt it.

    • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

      Thanks for sharing. Goodbye.

    • Seth S. Scott

      oh, and you should change your name then too, cause when the next zelda comes out you’ll have to buy a wii u again which you obviously dont wanna do….or maybe you’ll flip back too because Sony will have 1 month with no new games…..poser.

      • Majora’s Mask

        i have defended the wii u since its announcement now that i know what a ps4 owner feels like i can see myself calling the wii u kiddy sometime soon even though i would completely kill anyone who would say that last week

        • Andrew Clear

          WTF does a PS4 owner feel like? I am a PS4 owner, and I don’t have any affinity toward it. To be a PS4 owner at this time, is to be a speculator….in essence, you are buying it *believing* that there will be some games on it in the future.

          Should’ve bought a ps3 or 360, atleast then you would’ve had something to do.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            theres nothing to speculate…every AAA title will be on PS4…thats a fact!

          • jrob23

            and AAA titles are all awesome, and also on Xbone, and mostly on PC, and PS360. Way to drive that point home!

          • RyuNoHadouken

            you obviously didnt get it…he said PS$ owners are just speculators right now…im saying we’re more than that…to speculate is to guess and hope..we KNOW all top tier games are coming to our system….you got it or do i need to draw it in crayon?

          • jrob23

            I DO get it. You KNOW a bunch of multi plats that you can also get on Xbone are coming. You surmise that these and the plethora of Sony exclusives will be top tier (as do I) but you know jack shit. I KNOW the Wii U has better games right now. you got that?

          • Aaron Friedrichsmeier

            Yeah like Mario World 3D, and Zelda U and Mario Kart and Smash Brothers, laughs all the way to the bank…

          • RyuNoHadouken

            Obviously first party Nintendo games arent gonna be on PS4…way to show your stupidity on the internet

          • Aaron Friedrichsmeier

            You wrote “theres nothing to speculate…every AAA title will be on PS4…thats a fact!”
            Not a fact, unless you consider Nintendo AAAA lol

          • RyuNoHadouken

            go fap on your dog…you made a dumb comment…nothing you can say will make up for it

          • jay

            “go fap to your dog”

            Really dude? Go play a “Mature” title, maybe it’ll make you a man someday.

          • Andrew Clear

            hmmm, Zelda, X, Smash Bros, Mario Kart, future Mario Games, etc. Those are AAA titles, and will not be on the PS4.

          • cusman

            I use my PS-Vita more than my PS4 and Wii U combined

    • sharlo galmo

      Hahahaha friend of my got his PS4 a week ago, and he say today to me, do you know a game that’s realy fun to play? I say what is wrong with the games you got, and he say they boring, whattttt you only got it for a week and now bored hahahahahahahaha. Don’t get me wrong, the PS4 is a good console, but i wait a year before i get one, at this moment i gonna get a Xbone because they got more games…..But i wiss you the best with your PS4 dude…..

      • Virus6

        The people that I know that have a PS4 have no games for it. They just bought the console because they didn’t have interest in any of the games.

        • RyuNoHadouken

          i have knack, killzone and 2k14…and about 6 indies

          • jrob23

            what an overwhelming lineup lol. I bought the PS4 and had it for a week. Flower was brilliant. Resogun overrated. I didn’t even bother buying anything else because I was completely underwhelmed. I will revisit later in the year when it has some games or it gets backwards compatibility.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            and what did Wii U launch with? Funky Barn, Wipeout and Sports Connection? yeah…go back to your corner

          • jrob23

            NSMBU, ZombiU, Nano Assault Neo, ME3, Fifa 13, Madden 13, NBA2K13, NintendoLand, AC3, COD BO2, Darksiders 2, Batman Arkham City
            any other questions chump? If you don’t like the Wii U why are you here? Get back under your bridge troll

          • RyuNoHadouken

            i never said i didnt like it…i bought a black wii u, day one…matter of fact, i buy all systems day one…but the launch sucked and the library still sucks

          • jrob23

            so convincing

          • RyuNoHadouken

            you see the paper with my screen name on it, dont you?

          • jrob23

            yep, no way no how that could be your brother’s/buddy’s living room and gaming consoles. Nope, that is definitive proof you own a Wii U.
            Why you’d still own one when you have zero positive things to say about it or its games is beyond me. But to each their own, that is, if you do in fact own one, which I don’t believe you do

          • RyuNoHadouken

            i bought mine on day one in hopes that it would deliver some awesome games…ZombiU is the only game that was great to me so far…Lego City is ok…my son still plays it from time to time…I am excited for Xenoblade and Metroid though…I never intended my Wii U purchase for multiplats…exclusives were always my focus with it

          • jrob23

            So you don’t like Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, The Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends (supposed to be exclusive, built from ground up, definitive version), Monster Hunter Tri U or Wind Waker HD? Well at least unlike the competition, you can play Xenoblade and Metroid Prime on it seeing as it has backwards compatibility. I haven’t played Prime and several other wii titles so I bought all the ones I wanted to play and it was a big selling point to me. But why if you only enjoy Metroid and Xenoblade did you buy a Wii U when you knew they wouldn’t be out for the first two years? And then why complain there are no games, when it appears there are plenty, but you only like 2 of them that aren’t out yet? Very confusing.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            I assumed Zelda would be out by now when I purchased the system…but i always buy systems, day one,just because…i like to have options and variety..my PC keeps me busy most of the time…i just hate that my Wii U collects dust

          • jay
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          • RyuNoHadouken

            critics also said ZombiU sucked and I think its the best survival horror game of all time…i dont listen or pay attention to reviews…i judge for myself

      • Majora’s Mask

        i would keep the wii u if i could afford the ps4 withought the money from selling it but zelda wont keep me on nintendo no more

        • Andrew Clear

          Just remember, console specs don’t mean anything when it comes to gaming. Games is all that matters.

          Which is better, the Vita or 3DS? Technically, people would say the Vita, but the 3DS is hands down the best, because it has the best games on it.

    • Virus6

      I never understood people who sell a console early on. Over the next year when we are playing X, Smash Bros, DK, Mario Kart, Zelda and many more, you’ll probably still be stuck with Infamous, because not much else will be on the platform.

      • NkoSekirei

        ive seen people that played cod on the wii u sell their console over dlc that we dont get which its stupid cause i didnt buy my wii u just for cod.

      • Majora’s Mask

        i dont know maybe destiny? tomb raider? the witcher 3? the division? i bought wii u day one i feel i dramatic feel of happiness now that this garbage is outta my life

        • Virus6

          Arent all of those games coming out on previous gen consoles aside from The Division?

          • Majora’s Mask

            i never owned a last gen console expect the wii so they re a new deal for me

          • InsaneZucchini

            Interestingly for the cost of a PS4, one of those games and the subscription it’ll take to play any of those online, you could have bought both an Xbox 360 and a PS3 to go with that Wii U of yours. Seeing as at that price you could have paired either a PS3 or 360 with a Wii U purchase though you already had one.

            Poor life choice there seeing as PS4’s got nothing decent going for it yet. You’d have had the entire backlog of the seventh generation to choose from like The Last of Us, Xenoblade Chronicles, Alan Wake, etc. Not to mention the upcoming cross generational titles like Watch_Dogs. Mine’s been collecting dust since after it’s first week, have all of them (PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U) and Wii U’s the only one still seeing any use. Admittedly still mostly playing PS3 because I play Final Fantasy XIV: ARR on it, but otherwise it’s all Wii U.

          • Andrew Clear

            What server? I am on Excaliber.

          • InsaneZucchini

            I’m on Malboro, main class Scholar.

          • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

            stop talking to people like this.

          • PS4/WiiU

            he’s obviously a troll, just don’t bother

        • Fantasyorigins

          So you just going to waste you money on the ps4 it dost have any games it just keeps getting ports.

        • Andrew Clear

          You do realize that the devs on the division said there is no way that it will launch this year….

          • RyuNoHadouken

            and there is no way it will be able to run on Wii U

          • Andrew Clear

            So. I have both consoles for a reason. Plus, I will not be playing The Division, it doesn’t appeal to me.

        • Eduardo

          Bad move bro. You should of kept the Wii U and still got a PS4.

        • PS4/WiiU

          lol, you’re obviously just a troll cuz no one would say that

          • Majora’s Mask

            at least i aint callin people names

          • Bob Charlie

            I hear you loud and clear, and good for you. It’s your money so do what you want with it. The Wii U is a great machine, but Nintendo isn’t supporting it like they should. I’ve owned a Wii U since the end of 2012 and half the cool things Nintendo promised with the Wii U have not even happened. Enjoy your PS4!

      • RyuNoHadouken

        somebody hasnt seen the PS4 release schedule for 2014…better look again buddy

      • Javier Smith

        I never understood the logic of selling consoles, period. I still have my NES, SNES, N64, Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox, Wii, PS3 and Wii U.

        I will probably only buy one of the current-gen twins (as I did last-gen) and I’m leaning PS4.

        By selling you are limiting yourself for the future. You should have waited until you could afford a PS4 and just have both.

    • Shagrath1983

      I can already see the door print on your ass….

    • Ricky__Spanish

      Not very smart. I have a PS4 and there isn’t much to play right now. Wii U is just hitting its stride

    • Burnannator

      i can be wrong but i think those like’s is from dummy accounts.

      • The Clockwork Being

        I don’t think your wrong. 240 upvotes and none from anyone on this site? Sure seems suspicious.

        • andrewjcole

          240 guest votes? Not realistic.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Lol yeah guest votes.

          • Michael Ngo

            Can comments be flagged for bug abusing thumbs?

        • Burnannator

          pro Nintendo comments seem to be disliked and cons are liked in the 200’s range.so yeah something fishy is going on…….

          • The Clockwork Being

            Ashley should do something about this.

        • Lusunup

          guess his the bugger am I right?

          • Majora’s Mask

            if i was your comment would have been deleted

    • Lusunup

      how is this upvoted? Well Sad to see, no… wait good luck switching to ps4 just for a bundle with infamous 2 while we be enjoying Zelda U, Mari kart8, Super smash bros 4, Monolithsoft X, Yoshi story 2(possible name) Donkey kong, And possibly metriod rumors has it. So yeah Have fun with infamous! :)

    • Chris Heskin

      never owned one in the first place

    • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

      246 guest upvotes *raises eyebrow*

    • Andrew Clear

      lol…such troll bait. Should have kept that wii u (if you even had one), and got a ps4 as well (I have both), because you are going to feel really stupid when you have nothing to play on that ps4. Mine is collecting dust atm. I play mainly my Wii U and PS 3.

    • Nicolas Dorion

      Majora may I ask why 246 of the people who up’d your comment are “guests” Guess the only way to get attention is to hack

    • Jon

      Sorry, this line made me laugh.

      ” hardcore gaming with sony the maker of the legendary ps4 bb old life of being a nintendrone”

      Hardcore gaming…. what is that? Legendary PS4? It’s been out for a month and a half and really doesn’t have much now and the future is not entirely set here. Then you use the term Nintendodrone in the same sentence as “hardcore gaming” technically saying that Nintendo isn’t for Hardcore Gaming so then is brings us back to that question. “What is hardcore gaming?” Another thing with the line is this, you are saying hardcore gaming is on the PS4, what about the Xbox? PC? other gaming devices. Would those people not be considering in the hardcore gamers or just the people who got for the next Playstation? And also, using the term Nintendrone… the same term you yourself said “trolls say NINTENDRONE never Nintendo fanboy” So does this mean that you are admitting to being a troll…

      The entirety of your comment is making me to believe you never owned a Wii U to begin with, even more so that you took the time to give yourself 240+ votes so this is the top comment and that you are here just to troll and start arguments.

      • jrob23

        exactly. I hate obvious fake trolling on Nintendo sites. It can’t be that fun doing it. How sad must your life be that you have to go onto a site which is centered around a product you don’t, and never will own?

      • ETMew2348

        THANK YOU!!!!!

      • Majora’s Mask

        …….. NO MORE ARGUMENTS WITH YOU WE HAVE DONE THIS IN ZELDA DUNGEON OVER A BIZILLION TIMES ALSO DONT YOU GET THE IRONY OF CALLING MYSELF A NINTENDRONE HUH? ALSO YOU RE LiVING IN AMERICA AND GREECE IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLANET DIFFERENT MORALITIES YOU KNOW

        • Jon

          I am leaving in America?

        • Spiros Galanis

          Are you a fucking moron? Different moralities of what? jeez, stfu already

          • Majora’s Mask

            fae poutso mounosperma edw einai ellada oxi gamimeni amerikh

          • Spiros Galanis

            Για αυτό ρε μούλε στη λέω, παλιοβλάκα Τούρκε, Αλβανέ

      • xjb17

        you’re annoying

    • Adrian Brown

      you have many upvotes considering this is a Nintendo-content site. Something’s wrong here

      • Jon

        he gave them to himself

        • Adrian Brown

          100% true

          • ETMew2348

            u to :D

        • ETMew2348

          THATS IT IM FOLLOWING YOU ;)

      • Majora’s Mask

        WTF WHERE DO I GET SO MANY? theres talk a hacker is around

    • Random12multi

      I hate how people are criticizing your decision if you wanna say good bye to the wiiu then do it. Your the gamer and it’s your decision. End of story.

      • crocodileman94

        It doesn’t have to do with that. It’s how he said it.

    • ICHI

      If you ever decide to actually be a “real” hardcore gamer add me on steam ICHIkatakuri :-). I hope you enjoy your ps4 its a nice machine but there is bugger all out at the min. I might pick one up in a year or two but my PC defecates on the ps4 and xbone at the min and I already own battlefield 4 with no online sub :-)

      • Majora’s Mask

        i do have steam but on a 2010 laptop thats barely running tf2

    • Rocky Math

      Nintendo completely screwed up when designing the Wii U. By making the architecture so different to the Xbox One and PS4 (and even the 360 and PS3) and making it so comparatively weaker to the other eighth gen systems, they have alienated thrid parties in terms of multiplatform games, which frequently are the most profitable games for them. Third parties simply do not want to develop multiplats for the Wii U, and when they do the games are poorly optimized and sell the worst of all platforms by a long shot in most instances.

      Nintendo are not doomed, and the Wii U is still completely worth buying for many people for Nintendo exclusive titles alone. But to be honest, with every bad article that comes out, I see the the chances of the Wii U being Nintendo’s last home console go up more and more.

      The 3DS though, is doing absolutely amazingly and Nintendo are doing a fine job with it.

      • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

        Wii U is the “Super 3DS” (HDS if you like), where the upper screen is your television and the lower screen is the tablet. Get it? There’s no reason why Wii U wouldn’t succeed. Many consoles have had a slow start, also the 3DS mentioned. Now it’s a money printing machine.

    • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

      Oh, am getting both, best of both worlds. Got the Wii U from day one when it was released. IMHO these consoles are so different from each other that it’s quite narrow minded to think “one is better than the another”. No, they are both good platforms in their own respect, for different reasons – and are getting better all the time the more software/games are being released. Sony executive/boss owns two Wii U’s and praises the concept, wishes well for it. That’s the spirit!

    • crocodileman94

      Look, I’m perfectly fine with you becoming a PS gamer, but that doesn’t mean you have to become a dick.

    • Eduardo

      You can’t handle more than 1 console or what? Bad move dude.

    • Javy G

      Too early to give up. You have must have been internet surfing on popular game sites and continuously coming across doom and gloom articles or fanboys. I like the PS4 but I also like my Wii U. They both have indies who love developing for either. Im sure they are coming out with a price drop and a bundle later in the year and by then DK, Mario Kart, SSB will competitive online and you will be on outside look in (gameplay videos).

    • Michael Pullar

      for you, my friend

    • Nintendoro

      I know where you’re coming from mate. I’ll hold on to mine for now. Plenty of good titles are on the way. I also have XO and PS4. Unless Nintendo will pull the plug on Wii U production, I’ll keep mine

    • jay

      “sold my wii u”, “bb last gen players”, “hardcore gaming”, “worst hardware developer ever”, “nintendrone”.

      Obvious troll. If the bad grammar didn’t give it away the immaturity did.

      Obvious troll. Let’s leave the kid alone.

      • Majora’s Mask

        kid? WATCH YOUR MOUTH LOSER

  • Seth S. Scott

    love it!

  • nin-10-doughfan

    awesome!

  • Virus6

    This really isn’t surprising, nor does it change anything considering NLG has only done Nintendo games to begin with. Now if only they could secure Platinum Games.

    • InsaneZucchini

      That’s not true, the last game they worked on before Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon was Captain America: Super Soldier for PS3 and Xbox 360 which came out in 2011. They just mostly worked on games for Nintendo, a third of the games they’ve worked on were on non-Nintendo consoles.

      • BIG Franky

        actually, Captain America Super Soldier started out as a wii exclusive but then they decided to port it to PS3 & XB knowing they’d get more sales there…. I owned it on PS3 and can vouch that it was actually a pretty solid game!

      • Virus6

        Hmm, I was under the assumption that the Wii version was handled by NLG and the other versions were ported by another company (which is what usually tends to happen). That’s what you get for assuming, eh?

      • NkoSekirei

        but u should know that movie based games tend to suck.

  • Sdudyoy

    It’s always good when someone shows support for Nintendo.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    This was expected at some point. Next Level seems to have always been comfortable working with Nintendo so it makes perfect sense.

  • Super Buu

    Now it’s Platinum Games’s turn.

  • NkoSekirei

    good the more support the wii u gets more games for us.Eat garbage trolls.

  • starwars360

    Awesome!!!! Platinum Games is next!!!

    Well IGN.com had article about this last Tuesday. So seem week late on here.

    I am so exciting to see what next project for Next Level Games.

    I am sure Next Level Games and Retro Studios having party and Nintendo came in “YEAH LET’S PARTY!!!”

    • greengecko007

      IGN delivers Nintendo news quickly, but gets complaints from fanboys because they don’t shove the Wii U down your throat, or report on unrelated topics like Nintendo’s value as a company.

  • InterTreble

    This is the collaboration with third parties we, Nintendo gamers, are always talking about. When people say: “Aliens will not come to Wii U – doomed!”, this is the case when you are talking with a Nintendo non-user, if you are lucky. We want THIS support, support from talented and serious SH, not ALL. That’s a big difference.

  • brockdavis83

    Hmmm maybe they will release Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Wii U!!! One can only dream I suppose!!

  • Justagamer

    Awesome another Company joins nintendo.
    It’s party time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Justagamer

      Welcome to Nintendo

  • Ricky__Spanish

    They need to buy Capcom and SEGA

  • Josh111111

    I don’t see how this is news since we already knew they were virtually a 2nd party Nintendo developer. Other than him saying “There’s no reason to look anywhere else” he didn’t officially confirm it. I guess the question is what is the definition of a 2nd party company? Must Nintendo own part of the company? Does there need to be some type of contract written out? Or is it just some type of verbal agreement?

  • Kyle

    I’ll be glad to hear whenever Nintendo needs there Second party to work on their IP’s, that its Retro or Next Level.

  • Squid

    They have been good at what they’ve done so far, I’d love to see what they can do with a IP like Chibi Robo or Kid Icarus,

  • Mario

    Mario: It is a gonna be great working alongside a Next-Level Games for now on.

  • DragonSilths

    Canadian Dev’s FTW.

    • Nothing5555

      Unless it comes to creating government web sites.

      • DragonSilths

        What does a Canadian video game Developer have to do with government?

  • Blue Hernandez

    Yes! Now bring us a new Super Mario Strikers!

  • Donaald

    Star Fox, please!

    • Cube

      It’s funny how so many of us don’t like even like jets or airplane games but yet Nintendo made Starfox in a way that we love it.
      Well, atleast in my case, I would never buy a plane game but love StarFox. LoL, actually I would never buy a boxing game but would buy Punch Out.

  • Rinslowe

    Can only be good…
    :)

  • Burnannator

    i hope to one day play star fox again developed by platinum games please Nintendo to it,do it know.

  • gamer4life

    Can someone please tell me what is a second party developer? Is it someone that makes the game for other companies, but the game they make for Nintendo is published by Nintendo? I really do not know…

    • Agent721

      They publish exclusively for Nintendo.

      • gamer4life

        Wouldn’t that make them a first party developer like Retro?

        • Jon

          no, a First part developer Nintendo actually owns the studio. Second party, Nintendo doesn’t own them but they will only develop for Nintendo.

          • gamer4life

            Ok Thx!

  • Agent721

    With Nintendo’s looking over their shoulder, the Games are bound to be good.

  • lonewolf

    And where did he say that they signed a contract? Nowhere. Unless they want us to read between lines.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Exactly. They only said they are working exclusively. Nothing was signed. Obviously an error in news.

  • Forbsz

    Awesome!

  • Valen Delgado

    Well, unlike Majora’s Mask below me. With my tax returns. I intend to build with a budget of 500-600$ A gaming PC for third party. That way I still get to play Smash,X,Kart 8, Bayonetta 2.

    Not to mention, my rig will be more powerful than Majoras Legendary PS4 LOOOOOLL

    Sony might even go bankrupt and liquidate it’s ips in the next 7 years….What is Nintendo’s Market Cap again?

    Quick edit–Aliens Isolation!

  • bugart19

    It’s good to see that Nintendo has definite plans for more 3rd and 2nd party games. I could certainly buy a PS4 but since it’s not fully backwards compatible with PS3 and currently very few games, I’m content with my Wii U and the whole Wii library.

  • Rick Valenta

    Cool. Now lets see a Luigi’s Mansion for the Wii U. The NHL Hitz series rocks by the way..if you are a hockey fan…

  • Nintendoro

    Never heard of them, nor their games. Must be complete rubish

  • majora :D

    How can you guys forget about Mario Strikers! It’s one of the best sports games ever made!

  • brian cox

    man its only first year for ninteno bro it takes 2-3 years before any systems make great strides in games.ms and ps got cod and gta now a long wait till the next ones and those one out arnt that greatjust same old same old.wii u is the underdog and nintendo as the leader in gaming inovation should never be counted out ever!!!

  • Drunken Reggie

    I see you have come across concept art from Wreck-It Ralph. Disney shot this scene but we had them delete it from the final film due to it being a poor representation of Mario and Donkey Kong. Off the record, I would be right in the middle of that drunkfest at Tapper.

    Reggie

  • PS4/WiiU

    Wii U has Cod too so ur sarcasm don’t work

  • Donaald

    LOL and my personal favorite “at least we have physxxcchfxhgggff”

  • PS4/WiiU

    REALLY?!?!?! WELL SCREW WII U THEN, I’M GOING TO XBOX ONE!!!

  • PS4/WiiU

    I love how your posts go perfectly with ur profile pic :)

  • PS4/WiiU

    yeah, I already know that, I’ve seen many of your other posts. But its funny to see new people react to you