Mario Strikers: Battle League Football, the new Super Mario sports IP announced during Nintendo Direct on February 9, was inserted a few hours ago in the database of the ACB (Australian Classification Board) with PG classification, equivalent to our PEGI 7+. The official game sheet reveals that the development is in the hands of Next Level Games, the Canadian studio acquired by Nintendo in 2021, with the Kyoto house holding the role of publisher.
Next Level Games is a development house of approximately 120 employees, founded in 2002 and headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. The software house worked on cross-platform titles until 2014 when it started producing exclusive video games for Nintendo consoles, from which it was then acquired in 2021. In recent years the studio has worked on the second and third installments of the Luigi’s Mansion series. Nintendo has decided to entrust him with another flagship game, Mario Strikers: Battle League Football.
Mario Strikers: Battle League Football is the third installment of the Mario Strikers series (Mario Football in Europe) and will bring back the “strike,” a five-on-five sport similar to football that is very physical with tools that can be used during matches. The game will be released exclusively on Nintendo Switch on June 10, 2022.