Next Level Games developing only for Nintendo Products
Nintendo has its hands full with supporting two consoles at the moment. Therefore, they need all the help they can get. Fortunately, they have forged a good alliance with Next Level games – the developer behind the well received Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Mario Strikers charged.
Speaking to Gamasutra Next Level Games Co-founder Jason Carr revealed that his team is only developing for Nintendo products.
When asked why Next Level games is attracted to work with Nintendo – Car said:
“There are a lot of benefits to working with a first party. Nintendo’s great. They give you the time to make the 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.
I think it’s a little bit of both. It’s not just one reason.”
Car revealed that they are very happy staying with Nintendo:
“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.”
We can confirm that those myths that Nintendo are misers to work with are indeed false. Rare, Retro, numerous Indie developers and now Next Level Games have had great experiences working with Nintendo. Next Level Games have shown great potential and skill in the art of video game making – I am genuinely excited and curious to what they are making next for either the Wii U or 3DS.