Next Level Games Inc. is a full-service third-party video game developer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in October 2002, Next Level Games specializes in creating console video games. Its first project was NHL Hitz Pro, which was published by Midway Games. Since then, it also has worked with Nintendo on the Mario Strikers series. Next Level Games' latest project was a version of Punch-Out!! for the Wii console. The game is based on the NES version released in 1987. The game was released in 2009. They are currently working on the Wii title Transformers: War for Cybertron.
In October 2008, Next Level Games Inc. was named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc., and was featured in Maclean's newsmagazine. Later that month, Next Level Games was also named one of BC's Top Employers, which was announced by The Vancouver Sun, The Province and the Victoria Times-Colonist.