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 ] The assets purchased included Midway's studio in Chicago [2 ] and [3 ] Surreal Software, resulting in the ownership to the rights to the Joust, Mortal Kombat, The Suffering, Spy Hunter and Wheelman series. In 2009, WB Games first rebranded the [4 ] Mortal Kombat team as WB Games Chicago and, in 2010, both WB Games Chicago and Midway Games were merged to form NetherRealm Studios. [5 ] [6 ]
NetherRealm's first game, the ninth installment and the reboot of the
series, was released in North America on April 19, 2011 for the Mortal Kombat Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms. The studio is led by industry veteran, and series co-creator, Ed Boon. [7 ]
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References [ edit ]
^ a b Smith, Ryan (2010-04-09). "WB Games Chicago Soon To Be Netherrealm Studios?". ChicagoNow . Retrieved 2011-03-17.
^ Spangler, Todd. "Midway Completes Time Warner Sale". Multichannel.
^ Gilbert, Ben. "Mortal Kombat team sheds Midway skin for 'WB Games Chicago. Joystiq. '"
^ Pigna, Kris. "Warner Bros. Emerges as Sole Bidder for Midway". 1up.
^ Martin, Matt. "Mortal Kombat studio becomes WB Games Chicago". gamesindustry.
^ Murphy, Joseph. "New Mortal Kombat coming 2011 says Warner Brothers". TheGamingLiberty.com, June 10, 2010
^ McWhertor, Michael (2010-08-24). "What’s Next For Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm Studios". Kotaku . Retrieved 2011-03-17.
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