NetherRealm Studios

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NetherRealm Studios
Type Subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Industry Interactive entertainment
Computer and video games
Predecessors Midway Games
WB Games Chicago
Founded 2010
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, United States[1]
Key people Ed Boon (creative director)
Products Mortal Kombat series
Owners Time Warner
Parent Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Website www.netherrealm.com

NetherRealm Studios is an American video game developer based in Chicago, Illinois. The company was founded in 2010 replacing WB Games Chicago and Midway Games, which purchased assets in 2009 that were formerly owned by Midway Games Chicago after Midway filed for bankruptcy.[1][2]

The assets purchased included Midway's studio in Chicago[3] and Surreal Software, resulting in the ownership to the rights to the Joust, Mortal Kombat, The Suffering, Spy Hunter and Wheelman series.[4] In 2009, WB Games first rebranded the Mortal Kombat team as WB Games Chicago,[5] before both WB Games Chicago and Midway Games were merged to form NetherRealm Studios in 2010.[6]

NetherRealm's first game, the ninth installment and the reboot of the Mortal Kombat series, was released in North America on April 19, 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms. The studio is led by industry veteran, and series co-creator, Ed Boon.[7]

Games developed (main)[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
PS3 PS4 PS Vita Wii U Win X360 XOne
2011 Mortal Kombat Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No
2012 Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection Yes No No No Yes Yes No
2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
2015 Mortal Kombat X Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes

Games developed (mobile)[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
Android iOS
2011 Batman: Arkham City Lockdown Yes Yes
2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us (mobile) Yes Yes
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins (mobile) Yes Yes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith, Ryan (2010-04-09). "WB Games Chicago Soon To Be Netherrealm Studios?". ChicagoNow. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 
  2. ^ Spangler, Todd. "Midway Completes Time Warner Sale". Multichannel. 
  3. ^ Gilbert, Ben. "Mortal Kombat team sheds Midway skin for 'WB Games Chicago'". Joystiq. 
  4. ^ Pigna, Kris. "Warner Bros. Emerges as Sole Bidder for Midway". 1up. 
  5. ^ Martin, Matt. "Mortal Kombat studio becomes WB Games Chicago". gamesindustry. 
  6. ^ Murphy, Joseph. "New Mortal Kombat coming 2011 says Warner Brothers". TheGamingLiberty.com, June 10, 2010
  7. ^ McWhertor, Michael (2010-08-24). "What’s Next For Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm Studios". Kotaku. Retrieved 2011-03-17. 

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