Nintendo has announced it’s buying the developer of Luigi’s Mansion 3 Next Level Games. They have stated they expect the deal will close on March 1st 2021, you can see the notification here.
Nintendo state that by buying out NLG they will “facilitate an anticipated improvement in development speed and quality by enabling closer communication and exchange of staff with the Nintendo Development Team”
NLG and Nintendo have been working quite closely together for years with NLG producing games as far back as the GameCube (Mario Strikers) since then they’ve made games for both the Wii and the 3DS. Luigi’s Mansion 3 was their first Switch game but it won’t be their last with this acquisition.