Today, the president and co-founder of Next Level Games Douglas Tronsgard announced his retirement. In a statement published by Video Games Chronicle, he said:
After over 20 years in the Video Game Industry, I am happy to announce my retirement. I wanted to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped me on my journey to get here. A special thank you to Nintendo for believing in me and Next Level Games. It’s truly been my honour to be a part of NLG’s incredible history. I look forward to a new chapter in my life that should involve lots of travelling with my wife.
As CEO of the then-independent Next Level Games, Douglas produced their published titles, including Metroid Prime: Federation Force on the Nintendo 3DS. Last year, Nintendo acquired Next Level Games, making Douglas the president. It was recently announced that NLG is working on Mario Strikers: Battle League, which is set to be released on June 10, 2022.
On behalf of the team at Shinesparkers, we would like to thank Douglas for his role in the development of Federation Force, and we wish him a long and happy retirement.