Nintendo thâu tóm Next Level Games
Nintendo vừa kí thoả thuận mua lại 100% cổ phần đang lưu hành của Next Level Games - studio có trụ sở tại Vancouver, Canada. Thông tin vừa được xác nhận - và quá trình này được kì vọng sẽ hoàn tất trước 1/3 tới đây
Next Level Games cũng đã từng đảm nhật nhiều các dự án độc quyền của Nintendo trong quá khứ: bao gồm Super Mario Strikers cho GameCube, Mario Strikers Charged và Punch-Out!! for Wii, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon lẫn Metroid Prime: Federation Force cho 3DS, và mới đây nhất là Luigi’s Mansion 3 cho Switch.
Thông tin về thương vụ này, được Nintendo thông cáo như sau:
Next Level Games is a video game development company based in Vancouver, Canada which has nearly two decades of experience creating video games for various console platforms. More recently, Next Level Games has worked exclusively with Nintendo in developing software titles for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch systems, including titles in the critically acclaimed Luigi’s Mansion series of video games.
Next Level Games’s shares are currently held entirely by its owner-directors and employees. A number of owner-directors recently determined that the time is right for them to sell their shares, and Next Level Games therefore began exploring potential sale transactions. Completion of the Acquisition will serve to secure the availability of Next Level Games development resources for Nintendo, including development expertise, as well as facilitate an anticipated improvement in development speed and quality by enabling closer communication and exchange of staff with the Nintendo development team.
The Acquisition is expected to close on March 1, 2021, pending satisfaction of all relevant terms and conditions, including shareholders’ approval, regulatory approval under the Investment Canada Act and other customary closing conditions.