Warner Bros. Home Entertainment acquires Snowblind Studios

MUMBAI: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has acquired Snowblind Studios, a game development studio specializing in action and fantasy-based games.

The new acquisition strengthens Warner Bros.’ presence, as a full scale games publisher.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group president Kevin Tsujihara says, "This is a good fit for Warner Bros. and Snowblind Studios. 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. We are proud to be associated with such a talented team that is focused on executing innovative and captivating game designs," said Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment president Martin Tremblay.

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 sequel to the 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. Our team is committed at every level to making the best gaming experience possible for our audiences," said Snowblind Studios studio head Ryan Geithman.