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About Next Level Games

Next Level Games is an independent video game developer based in Vancouver, Canada. Over the past decade, it has developed award-winning titles for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. The company is known for its work with Nintendo such as Mario Strikers Charged and Punch-Out.On January 5th, 2021, Next Level Games was acquired by Nintendo. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Next Level Games Headquarter Location

208 Robson St – 3rd Floor

Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 6A1,



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Latest Next Level Games News

Next Level Games president Douglas Tronsgard announces retirement

Mar 7, 2022

Co-founder of Nintendo developer looks forward to new chapter after over 20 years in the games industry Douglas Tronsgard, president and co-founder of Next Level Games, has announced his retirement. Tronsgard co-founded the developer in 2002 and served as CEO for 20 years. His role changed to president following Nintendo's acquisition of the studio last year. In a post shared to LinkedIn (spotted by VGC ) Tronsgard said: "After over 20 years in the video game industry, I am happy to announce my retirement. I wanted to say 'thank you' to everyone who helped me on my journey to get here. A special thank you to Nintendo for believing in me and Next Level Games. It's truly been my honour to be a part of NLG's incredible history." "I look forward to a new chapter in my life that should involve lots of travelling with my wife." As of writing, there is no word on who will replace Tronsgard moving forward. Next Level Games became a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo last January . It is best known as the maker of Luigi's Mansion 3, as well as its partnerships with Nintendo on titles including Super Mario Strikers and Metroid Prime: Federation Force. The studio is currently working on Mario Strikers: Battle League, slated to release in June 2022. If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on Are you one of the best games employers in the US?

  • When was Next Level Games founded?

    Next Level Games was founded in 2002.

  • Where is Next Level Games's headquarters?

    Next Level Games's headquarters is located at 208 Robson St – 3rd Floor, Vancouver.

  • What is Next Level Games's latest funding round?

    Next Level Games's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Next Level Games?

    Investors of Next Level Games include Nintendo.

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