Luigi’s Mansion 2 developer signs exclusively with Nintendo

Thursday, 9th January 2014 12:00 GMT By Dave Cook

Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Mario Strikers developer Next Level Games has announced an exclusive partnership with Nintendo.

It was confirmed by studio co-founder Jason Carr in an interview with Gamasutra.

Carr explained, “We are doing only Nintendo products now. 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.”

The team has worked with Nintendo a few times over the years, on both Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Super Mario Strikers, but also coded the Wii edition of Punch-Out!! among others.

It has, however, made some less-favourable titles in its day – such as Transformers: Cybertron Adventures – something Carr was keen to address during the interview.

“We got up to four teams,” Carr stressed. “We were about 115, 120 people. We spread ourselves way too thin. We just ended up making sh***y games, really.”

The team’s renewed focus and deal with Nintendo will only improve things from here, Carr added, “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.”

Will the studio make a fine addition to Nintendo’s exclusive line-up? Let us know what you think below.

Via Eurogamer.



  1. matirishhh

    Great news! They are very very good! I didn’t know it was them who made Luigi’s Mansion 2 till I saw the credits… I was blown away!

    #1 11 months ago
  2. Bomba Luigi

    Luigis Mansion 2 is the only Game from them that I played, but I really like that Game. More of that Quality would be great.

    #2 11 months ago
  3. monkeygourmet

    I would happily play a Wii U remake of this, or obviously a new game in the series.

    It was a fantastic title.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. fihar

    The only thing wrong with the game is that there are 10 years separating between the first and this one (and an inconsistent difficulty).

    This, Yoshi’s Island and Mario & Luigi are my favorite Mario spin-offs and I’m quite lucky that all of them is now on the 3DS.

    Hopefully this means there won’t be another 10-years wait for the next one.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. POOhead

    luigis mansion 2 was such a let down for me, dunno if it was because i was so hyped for it that it just failed my expectations or the game generally wasnt as fun as the first game, boss fight with the spider was amazing though

    #5 11 months ago

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