Moby ID: 10271
- WB Games Chicago (from 2009-07-01 to 2010-04-20)
- Midway Chicago - Company name until 1st June 2009
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NetherRealm Studios is a game development studio based in Chicago, Illinois (USA). It is a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Before becoming Neatherrealm, it was known as Midway Chicago, Midway Games Inc.'s original development studio that developed all their arcade games. Later it focused solely on games for home and portable consoles, with titles such as Blitz: The League (2005), John Woo presents Stranglehold (2007) and Game Party (2007). It was based in the same facility as Midway Amusement Games and just across the street of the main Midway office.
On 12th February 2009 Midway filed for bankruptcy and on 1st July 2009 most of the game assets, including the Midway studio, were sold to Warner Bros. Shortly after, the studio was renamed WB Games Chicago. Almost everyone not involved with the Mortal Kombat franchise was laid off, including the team that had been working on the Hero open-world superhero game since 2006. Chip Sineni was one of those employees and he went on to found Phosphor Games in 2009, to continue the project building it up again from scratch and he took along many former Midway Chicago members.
In June 2010 the division was renamed NetherRealm Studios, after the NeatherRealm universe where the Mortal Kombat series is set. It is also led by the series co-creator Ed Boon. The first Neatherrealm title was Mortal Kombat in April 2011, as a reboot of the series.
A second title, Batman: Arkham City Lockdown for iOS, was released in December 2011. In June 2012 a third title was revealed, the fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us. It was released in April 2013.
Credited on 21 Games from 2009 to 2023
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|Mortal Kombat: Onslaught (2023 on Android, iPad, iPhone)|
|Mortal Kombat 1 (2023 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5...)|
|Hogwarts Legacy (2023 on Windows, Xbox Series, Xbox One)|
|Hogwarts Legacy (2023 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5)|
|Mortal Kombat 11 (2019 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)|
|Injustice 2 (2017 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)|
|Mortal Kombat X (2015 on Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One...)|
|Mortal Kombat X (2015 on iPhone, Android, iPad)|
|WWE Immortals (2015 on iPhone, Android, iPad)|
|Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition (2013 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)|
|Batman: Arkham Origins (2013 on iPhone, Android, iPad)|
|Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U)|
|Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013 on iPhone, Android, iPad)|
|Batman: Arkham City - Game of the Year Edition (2012 on Windows, Xbox 360, Macintosh...)|
|Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition (2012 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)|
|Batman: Arkham City Lockdown (2011 on iPhone, Android, iPad...)|
|Batman: Arkham City (2011 on Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3...)|
|Mortal Kombat (2011 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)|
|Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (2010 on iPad, iPhone)|
|Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (2010 on J2ME)|
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