Warner Bros. picks up Snowblind
2/5/2009 7:33:00 AM
I love Snowblind Studios. They make great games and games that I lost many hours to. I don't know how many times I played through Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath with friends. Their last effort, Justice League Heroes wasn't up to par though but I'll give them a pass on that one. Today, Warner Bros. has acquired Snowblind Studios adding to their recent acquisitions of Monolith and TT Games. I guess we won't be seeing another Champions game from them but I would love to know what they are working on now.
BURBANK, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Kevin Tsujihara, President, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group announced today the acquisition of Snowblind Studios, an award winning, independent game development studio specializing in action and fantasy-based games, strengthening Warner Bros.' growing presence as a full scale games publisher.
"This is a good fit for Warner Bros. and Snowblind Studios," said Tsujihara. "The arrangement broadens our portfolio with quality games and provides Snowblind with access to our global distribution and publishing capabilities. Snowblind has a great reputation and we are pleased to welcome them into the Warner Bros. family."
Located outside of Seattle in Bothell, Washington, Snowblind Studios is known for the popular action role-playing games, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath and Justice League Heroes. The studio was founded in 1997.
"The acquisition of Snowblind is an important milestone for our games business, allowing us to expand our development capabilities even further," said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "We are proud to be associated with such a talented team that is focused on executing innovative and captivating game designs."
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is a worldwide games publisher of internally developed as well as third party game titles. Snowblind Studios will become the third development studio under the Warner Bros. umbrella along with Monolith Productions and TT Games. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions will launch "F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin," the much anticipated sequel to the hit game "F.E.A.R." this month and TT Games' "LEGO Batman: The Videogame" is one of the best-selling games of 2008.
"We look forward to working as a part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on creating several distinctive games with wide appeal," said Ryan Geithman, Studio Head, Snowblind Studios. "Our team is committed at every level to making the best gaming experience possible for our audiences."