Nintendo has acquired Next Level Games, the makers of Luigi’s Mansion 3 on Nintendo Switch, the corporate introduced on Tuesday. Vancouver-based Next Level has delivered seven titles printed by Nintendo, going again to Super Mario Strikers for the GameDice in 2005.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. A statement from Nintendo mentioned that “a number of owner-directors [of Next Level] recently determined that the time is right for them to sell their shares.” The firm expects {that a} nearer relationship with the studio will ship “an anticipated improvement in development speed and quality.” Nintendo says the deal will shut by March 1.

Next Level’s Luigi’s Mansion 3, which launched Oct. 31, 2019, was a important and business success, promoting 7.83 million copies worldwide as of November. Next Level additionally gained awards for Luigi’s Mansion 3 at The Game Awards 2019, the DICE Awards and BAFTA’s Games Awards in 2020.

Founded in 2002, the studio additionally developed 2009’s Punch-Out!! reboot for the Wii, and 2013’s Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for the 3DS.