What are Second Party Developers?

Ironically, some of the best Nintendo games were made by outside developers.

First party, that’s Nintendo. Third party, that’s everyone else – right? WRONG. There’s an inbetween status that developers can achieve by meeting certain requirements and penning certain deals with the hardware publisher. Tune in as Scott and Simeon investigate the topic, as well as discuss each and every major 2nd party that Nintendo has enlisted.

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Scott is an author and a lifelong fan of video games. Conqueror of punishing platformers such as Celeste, Super Meat Boy, N+, The Impossible Game, and Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels. You can find him constantly changing his main character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, stuck inside a VR headset, or helplessly addicted to Fortnite.

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