Next Level Games is an independent developer from Vancouver who has a close bond with Nintendo after developing the Mario Strikers series, Punch-Out!! for Wii, and most famously, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo Life recently sat down with a few members of Next Level Games for an interview, and at one point asked what Nintendo IPs they would like to work on next. Bryce Holliday, Director of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, had this to say:

“Really, we are grateful to work on any Nintendo IP but if there are any wish-granting entities listening out there, we would love a chance to work on a Zelda or Mario game!” — Bryce Holliday

After reviving Punch-Out!! and making the sequel to a 12-year-old GameCube classic, it seems as if Next Level Games could be on track to becoming a well-loved Nintendo developer. Would you like to see Next Level Games work their magic on Mario or Zelda, or would you rather see them take on another revival of a cult classic?

Our Verdict

Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.


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