Next Level Games

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Next Level Games
Industry Video game industry
Founded October, 2002
Headquarters Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Key people
Douglas Tronsgard (CEO)
Products Video games
Number of employees
70 [1]

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 two products making the Nintendo Selects series of most popular games: Mario Strikers and Punch-Out!! for the Wii.

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 will work exclusively with Nintendo in the future.[2][3]


Video Game Year of Release Platform Version
NHL Hitz Pro 2003 GCN, Xbox, PS2
Super Mario Strikers (known as Mario Smash Football in PAL regions) 2005 GCN
Mario Strikers Charged (known as Mario Strikers Charged Football in PAL regions) 2007 Wii
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe 2007 Wii, X360, PS2
Ticket to Ride 2008 XBLA
Jungle Speed 2009 WiiWare
Punch-Out!! 2009 Wii
Doc Louis's Punch-Out!! 2009 WiiWare
Transformers: Cybertron Adventures 2010 Wii
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2010 Wii
Captain America: Super Soldier 2011 X360, PS3
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (known as Luigi's Mansion 2 outside North America) 2013 3DS
Metroid Prime: Federation Force 2016 3DS

Cancelled titles[edit]


  1. ^ Jelani Thompson (2014-07-04). "Always Nintendo Interviews Next Level Games, Working on New Wii U and 3DS Titles". Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  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. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  4. ^ ""Super Mario Spikers" from Next Level Games is a cancelled Wii concept". Nintendo Everything. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  5. ^ "Next Level Games Was Working on a Puzzle-Platformer Called “Clockwerk”". 2015-01-12. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 

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