Warner Bros. Acquires Snowblind Studios


In these chaotic economic times with studios closing down and numerous developers losing their jobs, it’s nice to be able to report that some companies are actually still growing. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment appears to be such a company, tonight announcing the acquisition of veteran indie developer Snowblind Studios, a dev team every console hack-n-slash RPG fan should know for its incredible work on Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance and the Champions of Norrath titles from last generation.

Snowblind Studios joins Monolith Productions and TT Games as WB’s third in-house studio. No word yet on any new games being in development, however Snowblind does have an Xbox Live Arcade game called Death Tank coming up, so maybe WB will now help get that launched. We’ll see what happens. I for one can’t wait to see what Snowblind has up its sleeve next.

“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.”

“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.”

“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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