Nintendo Could License Out Its Brands To Other Developers For Game

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Nintendo could start letting more developers create games based on popular Nintendo characters and brands.

According to, Nintendo is “deep in conversation” with at least three studios about making new games based on Nintendo IP.

“I also know that Nintendo is actively meeting with independent developers to find new partners,” the article reads. “Some of that is around publishing indie games, which Nintendo does from time-to-time, but it’s also seeking studios that could work on some of its IP.”

What those studios, brands, or games are is unknown at this time, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see Nintendo looking to have more of its own brands have games developed by third-party studios. Ubisoft’s first Mario + Rabbids title proved to be a success, and it could open the door for more studios to attempt to develop games using Nintendo-created characters.

It would also make sense with the next version of the Nintendo Switch closer to arriving. Having more games featuring popular Nintendo characters would be a great selling point for those on the fence of buying a new console.

What do you think of Nintendo letting more developers make games based on their characters and brands? For more Insider Gaming, check out what Xbox had to say about Activision Blizzard games appearing at the next Developer Direct.

  1. They’ve done this before. Koei Tecmo, Atlus, SEGA, Ubisoft, Activision, Square Enix, and Bandai Namco have all worked on Nintendo IP. If it’s possible would still love to see the Persona team or just Atlus in general make a Pokémon game.

  2. Shin’en could finally make a F-Zero game. Let Sega make another F-Zero game. Honestly I’d love the reverse like if Nintendo studios could work on others IP like a Sonic game made by Nintendo, Deus Ex from Retro Studios.

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