Next Level Games

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Next Level Games
IndustryVideo game industry
FoundedOctober 2002; 16 years ago (2002-10)
HeadquartersVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Key people
Douglas Tronsgard (CEO)
ProductsVideo games
Number of employees

Next Level Games Inc. is an independent video game developer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in October 2002, Next Level Games specializes in creating console video games, their first project was NHL Hitz Pro, which was published by Midway Games in 2003. The company is best known for its work with Nintendo, having released three games that have been branded into the Nintendo Selects series of most popular titles for its system: Mario Strikers and Punch-Out!! for the Wii and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Luigi's Mansion (the remake, along with Grezzo), both for the Nintendo 3DS. As with Dark Moon, Luigi’s Mansion 3 will be developed by the studio with supervision from Nintendo producers in Japan, set to be released for the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2019.[1]

Among other awards, Next Level Games Inc. has been named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" and one of BC's Top Employers in 2008, 2009 and 2012. The company has been featured in Maclean's magazine and BC Business magazine.

On January 9, 2014, the studio announced that it would work exclusively with Nintendo from then on.[2][3]


List of games developed by Next Level Games
Year Title Platform(s) Publisher
2003 NHL Hitz Pro GameCube Midway Games
PlayStation 2
2005 Super Mario Strikers

Mario Smash Football

GameCube Nintendo
2007 Mario Strikers Charged

Mario Strikers Charged Football

Wii Nintendo
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Wii Activision
Xbox 360
PlayStation 2
2008 Ticket to Ride Xbox 360 Playful Entertainment
2009 Jungle Speed Wii
Punch-Out!! Wii Nintendo
Doc Louis's Punch-Out!! Wii Nintendo
2010 Transformers: Cybertron Adventures Wii Activision
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wii Ubisoft
2011 Captain America: Super Soldier Xbox 360 Sega
PlayStation 3
2013 Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Nintendo 3DS Nintendo
2016 Metroid Prime: Federation Force Nintendo 3DS Nintendo
2019 Luigi's Mansion 3 Nintendo Switch Nintendo

Cancelled titles[edit]

  • WWE Titans Parts Unknown – unknown console
  • Clockwerk – Wii, X360, PS3[4]
  • Super Mario Spikers - Wii (rejected by Nintendo)


  1. ^ "Hands-On With The Secret-Filled Luigi's Mansion 3". Kotaku Australia. 2019-06-12. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  2. ^ Phillips, Tom (9 January 2014). "Luigi's Mansion 2 dev will now work exclusively with Nintendo". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon developer Next Level Games signs second-party deal with Nintendo". 2014-01-09. Archived from the original on October 9, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-28.
  4. ^ "Next Level Games Was Working on a Puzzle-Platformer Called "Clockwerk"". 2015-01-12. Retrieved 2015-08-28.

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