Nintendo has announced plans to amass Canadian developer Subsequent Stage Video games, a studio that has labored on a few of the firm’s main franchises. Subsequent Stage is already a second-party companion, which means it solely makes video games for Nintendo platforms, however Nintendo says the acquisition will assist safe inner growth assets and enhance collaboration.

Subsequent Stage is predicated in Vancouver and might be greatest identified for creating the second and third Luigi’s Mansion video games. Luigi’s Mansion 3 specifically is without doubt one of the extra technically superior video games accessible on the Swap, with spectacular animation and physics. Different Subsequent Stage-developed Nintendo tasks embrace each Tremendous Mario Strikers titles on the GameCube and the Wii, Metroid Prime: Federation Drive for the 3DS, and the Wii reboot of Punch-Out!!.

Monetary particulars of the acquisition haven’t been disclosed, however Nintendo expects it to be a completed deal on March 1st. Nintendo will purchase out 100 p.c of Subsequent Stage’s shares and says it ought to solely have a minor impact on its earnings this fiscal 12 months.

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