Subsequent Stage Video games, the gifted Canadian developer behind Luigi’s Mansion 3, will develop into a fully-owned subsidiary of Nintendo.
Nintendo announced an settlement to buy the developer this morning, pending shareholder and regulatory approval.
The Vancouver-based studio has lengthy been an ally of Nintendo’s. It developed the well-received Mario soccer spin-off Tremendous Mario Strikers and its sequel for Wii, in addition to the Wii iteration of Punch-Out!!
In 2016, Subsequent Stage Video games was memorably tasked with making a Metroid spin-off largely with out sequence star Samus, which resulted within the widely-panned Metroid Prime: Federation Drive.
Nevertheless it has additionally develop into the brand new dwelling of the Luigi’s Mansion sequence, first with its respectable 3DS stab Darkish Moon after which most lately with the satisfying Change entry Luigi’s Mansion 3.
It is a comparatively uncommon step for Nintendo to get out its pockets and purchase an exterior studio outright, although different examples reminiscent of Retro Studios (snapped up in 2002) and Monolith Comfortable (bought in 2007) do exist.
Subsequent Stage Video games mentioned again in 2014 that its time making licensed film tie-ins (it used to additionally do plenty of these) was over, and that it might now work solely with Nintendo.
No phrases for the deal have been made public, although it’s anticipated to be closed by 1st March. Roll on Luigi’s Mansion 4?