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Warner Bros. acquires Snowblind Studios

Thursday, 5th February 2009 07:02 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Snowblind Studios, creator of titles like Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath, and Justice League Heroes, is now officially bedding down with Warner Bros. Guess some people just can’t endure our single, hipster lifestyle.

“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 of 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. has now corralled a total of three game development studios: Monolith Productions (F.E.A.R.), TT Games (Lego Batman), and Snowblind, obviously.

Currently, Snowblind is giving its full attention to XBLA game Death Tank. Don’t try calling; you’ll only get the machine.

Full press release after the break.

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.”

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  1. Blerk

    Snowblind are doing Death Tank? What the fuck? :shock:

    #1 5 years ago