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Next Level Games Working On Their Next Nintendo IP Probably For Wii U

It was inevitable that Next Level Games would be working on their next big Nintendo IP after releasing Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. Dan Pratezina, who is a developer over at the studio, has confirmed that they’re busy developing a Nintendo IP and he hints that it is probably for the Wii U. What game would you like to see Next Level Games work on next?

“After over ten years in film and television, I’m working in a gaming pipeline for the first time at Next Level Games, helping previs & animate in-engine cutscenes. Switching pipelines like this is a terrific brain-scramble, the crew is fantastic, and it’s a ton of fun being surrounded by Nintendo IP all day. It’s making me want a WiiU. Is that weird? Yes, it is. But here we are. ”

“Still not buying one though. Sorry Iwata-San.”

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Next Level Games

November 2014 – Present (5 months)
After ten years of film and TV, I’m insanely excited to finally scratch my itch to contribute to the gaming world!

Responsible for working with animation and gameplay teams to create in game, in engine cinematics for an upcoming Nintendo IP, from concept to completion.

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      1. You know, the latest sequel to Uprising for the 3DS and then the one they released for Wii U shortly afterwards, I heard there’s even a level based on Kirby’s Great Cave Offensive, but it’s a little hard to find since it’s mostly a Kid Icarus game.

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      2. I’m sorry but this kid Icarus game for Wii u doesn’t exist. Are talking about palutena’s temple in smash bros?

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      3. You keep missing the unfunny joke…
        Actually, it isn’t a Kid Icarus game, it’s a Kid Icarus + Mario + Fire Emblem game, and I heard they removed the Komaytos enemies since Metroid obviously sucks according to Sakurai.

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      4. With all due respect, what the hell are you talking about? Because you sound like one of those memes where they remove the background music, then the character just sounds drunk off their ass.

        Serious man. Start from the top, what are you saying?

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      5. Plus rosalina is in everything now. She just pushed poor fucking daisy in a ditch to rot and die.

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      6. I understand why Rosalina is in (she’s the only mario character with a clear backstory)
        But like we’ve accepted Waluigi all these years?? He just kind of…showed up for tennis???

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      7. True. If you think Daisy deserves to have more games than Rosalina, then please don’t ever communicate, like ever. Rosalina is a pretty cool character, HOWEVER, do you seriously see Rosalina wearing shorts and sneakers while knocking Peach and Mario to the ground just to score a goal? It kind of ruins the character that we fell in love with. So I vote against her inclusion. Luma or Polari would be a cool replacement tho…

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      8. Rosalina already races in racing gear for Mario Kart and throws bombs, shells and more at Peach and Mario. Even if they don’t put her in shorts, I’m sure they could stick her in leggings or capris if they added her to a new Strikers game.

        Which, by the way, I would bet a lot of money on that she appears in. That is, if they are actually working on a new Mario Strikers game in the first place.

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      9. I do. Daisy is a hardcore tomboy, while rosalina is just some space whore who fights like a mental dolphin.

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      10. Daisy is one of my favorite characters. But I like Rosalina more. I think they’re both cool. I can’t stand Daisy haters though. Just because she hasn’t been in many main games is no reason to hate on her. Even if Nintendo added her, people would still hate…

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      11. Exactly! Daisy is Luigi’s girl. Take away daisy and you might as well just call Luigi a homosexual. I think Nintendo should have replaced peach with daisy in super Luigi U. To bad Nintendo is always ass backwards.

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      12. Just letting everyone know that rosalina is actually mental. If the retarded dolphin fighting style in smash doesn’t rise red flags, then I don’t know what does.

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      1. Kid Icarus Uprising yes but he did not create the series itself, you should be thanking him for even making one game when nobody else did for 25 years…

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      2. And because of him we have to wait another 25 years because he’s to fucking lazy to make another.

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    1. There already is a new Luigi’s Mansion game for arcades but would be cool if there’s another. I wish it would be another Punch Out but they were working on a Metroid game on 3DS and a new IP called Clockwerk so maybe it’s that. Just because he mentioned a “Nintendo IP” doesn’t mean they are working on a Nintendo series, it could be a new IP they are licensing to Nintendo (like Clockwerk)

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    1. Yes! I I would joy cutting every single last one of your robo titties off as dark pit. Great idea ass commander.

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      1. Right, ou haven’t been purified by a Hunter Ing yet, it it’ll take about 1 week…

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  1. Luigi’s Mansion U possibly without the gimmicks (unless optional), and something like the original. Dark Moon was nowhere as good as the original game IMO, so I would prefer one based on the original.

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      1. It was decent for a new IP back then but it was lacking in every sense. Dark Moon improved on everything it was flawlessly. Too bad the multiplayer got boring quick but the single player mode is where it shines.

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      2. I wish Dark moon wasn’t broke into pieces though…or had a free-roam version like part one.

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      3. The free roaming idea could work. Like have a large open world with spooky woods to run through and graveyards before reaching a mansion as well as completing side quests within the open world parts like the woods/graveyard I mentioned. That’ll be perfect for Luigi’s Mansion 3.

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      4. Yes! I mean, I understand why on a handheld, they broke it into easier to swallow chunks for on-the-go gaming, but for a new console LM, yes. What you said.

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      5. Dark Moon did some good things but I didn’t like the control scheme. The GCN original made it much easier to control Luigi, but he moves very clunky in the 3DS game. Also didn’t like how Dark Moon requires you to charge up the flashlight unlike the GCN game.

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      6. I didn’t mind the controls. Slightly different but nowhere near terrible.

        The flashlight charge is meant to daze the ghosts to catch them a lot easier.

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      7. Well, I’m used to the sequel and you’re used to the original which is short. XP

        Anyway, what I don’t approve about Dark Moon is not only a complete lack of new ghost villain but they totally gave it away from the very start. LM1 actually kept it a secret really well. Once thought to be Bowser and then revealed to be King Boo which reminds me, LM1 final boss was a lot more challenging. I give it credit for that.

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      8. Dark Moon DID improve a number of things, but the thing I really hated was its mission structure. Sometimes, the whole mansion wasn’t open for exploration, even on later missions- some later missions even prohibited you from exploring certain places even after you had been there the previous mission. I didn’t like being in a 25+ room location and being limited to only 5 of those rooms at any one time.

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      9. Yeah, agreed. The mission structure was an interesting idea, but not well executed in my opinion. The fact that you couldn’t save mid-mission either was a problem. In fact, I’m still stunk on the 2nd mansion because I keep having to retry the 3rd or 4th mission.

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      10. Dark Moon fixed the length issue… But because of that, I feel like some of the mansions seem uninspired… (Even the bosses are uninspired sometimes…) The original is one of those games that are fun to speed run like Super Metroid. If you know what you’re doing, you can blow through the game in less than 3 hours, but if not, you can spend time exploring to add more content.

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      11. Maybe the next game will add free roaming open world to add exploration like woods, caves, graveyards and stuff before reaching a mansion to explore and of course have the “fast travel” feature.

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  2. I can’t wait to see what they have planned. Hopefully it’s a new IP or they’re using a Nintendo character that has yet to have his or her own game but if it’s a new Mario Strikers or Kid Icarus or Luigi’s Mansion or Punchout title that will be awesome as well

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  3. If it’s an existing IP, I’d love it to be Kid Icarus, or Metroid for that matter (so long as it’s not first-person).

    Mario Strikers is fun, but I don’t need another.

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  4. Did anyone catch how he totally gave nintendo the finger?! I mean dang. Talk about disrespecting a client. That’s gotta sting. He makes a game for wii u but says I still wouldn’t buy one? I guess that says a lot about the game he’s helping to develop if it is indeed for wii u.

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    1. No. If he doesn’t want a Wii U there’s nothing wrong with that. You should be glad he wants anything at all to do with the Wii U considering how nobody wants to ever make any games for it. Lol.

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      1. While I do agree and don’t care if he doesn’t want a Wii U or not, I can’t help but feel he’s being a bit disrespectful by bringing that irrelevant shit up at all. That’s just asking people to get salt and peppery with you.

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      1. Tool is the kindest word for him if he works on the darn console and has no sense to support his own work.

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    1. Well, Next Level Games isn’t a 1st or 2nd-party company to Nintendo, so it’s not as bad as, say, someone from Retro Studios saying they won’t buy a Wii U.

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  5. I want a metroid game where Samus walks around topless shooting milk lasers out of her fits. Please make it happen!

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  6. It’s A new Mario Striker’s game am sure of it. It seem like they are already in the middle of working on it so we will have to wait on it when E3 comes along with the so called other games Nintendo haven’t told us about and they like all the spinoff games and etc

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