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WB Games Montreal: Are WB Games Montréal Any Good?

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Dylan Easton

4.8.2021

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WB Games Montréal are responsible for some of the best games out there. While gaming developers may fly under the radar to some casual gamers, we feel as though it is worth sharing a bit of insight into this developer since they have created some truly sensational games.

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In this article, we will go through who WB Games Montréal are, what they do and some alternative companies to WB Montreal Games. 

Be sure to stick around until the very end so you don’t miss out on any key information. 

Who Are WB Games Montreal?

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WB Games Montréal is a division of Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment (WBIE). Founded in 2010, the company now has a creative team with over 300 members. The team joins forces every day to create great AAA experiences across all platforms.

What Does WB Games Montreal Do?

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In this section, we will delve into what it is they do at WB Games Montréal. Let’s take a look!

Create

Warner Bros. Montreal Games come together to put vision in motion. Work across each team is led by the best talents in the industry. Transparency, professionalism and consistency make up their foundation to delivering outstanding AAA gaming experiences.

Collaborate 

Warner Games Montreal work successfully through recruitment, creation, development and innovation. Each talent on their team contributes to the studio’s experience. This often results in outstanding game production.

Care

It is WB Montréal’s goal to make a difference. They put a lot of emphasis on what you stand for and the causes you support. Passion, compassion and actions that are impactful across their team and communities make up their DNA.

Play

Perhaps the most important part of WB games Montréal is their ethos to have and create fun. They say that playing is more than a job, it’s their culture. They trigger playfulness through their work environment, non-stop activities and programs

What Games Have WB Games Montreal Made?

In this section, we will take a look at some of the games WB Games Montréal have made. Let’s dive in!

Batman: Arkham City (Armoured Edition)

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Rocksteady Studios and WB Games Montréal developed Batman: Arkham City in 2011.

It is based on the DC Comics superhero Batman and it is the sequel to the 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum. Additionally, it is the second instalment in the Batman: Arkham series. Paul Dini, Paul Crocker and Sefton Hill wrote batman, inspired by the long-running comic book mythos. 

Batman is incarcerated in Arkham City, a super-prison enclosing the decaying urban slums of fictional Gotham City. Our hero must uncover the secret behind a sinister scheme orchestrated by the facility’s warden, Hugo Strange. 

Actors from the DC Animated Universe perform the voices of the main charactrs. This includes Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill reprising their roles as Batman and the Joker, respectively.

It is presented from a third-person perspective with a primary focus on Batman’s combat and stealth abilities and detective skills. Additionally, it focuses on his gadgets that can be used in both combat and exploration. 

As Batman, you can freely move around the Arkham City prison, interacting with characters and undertaking missions. You can also unlock new areas by progressing through the main story or obtaining new equipment. 

The player is able to complete side missions away from the main story to unlock additional content and collectable items. Batman’s ally Catwoman, is another playable character. The game features her own story campaign that runs parallel to the game’s main plot.

Batman Arkham Origins

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At WB Games Montreal, Batman is one of their main franchises. WB Games Montréal also developed theBatman: Arkham Origins in 2013. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment published the game.

This Batman game is based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, as the title suggests. It is the follow-up to the 2011 video game Batman: Arkham City and is the third main instalment in the Batman: Arkham series. 

Corey May, Ryan Galletta and Dooma Wendschuh wrote the storyline. The game’s main storyline is set eight years before 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum and follows a younger, less-refined Batman. 

The crime lord Black Mask places a country on Batman. This draws eight of the world’s greatest assassins to Gotham City on Christmas Eve, Batman must bring Black Mask to justice. 

He must do this while also hiding from the police and facing other villains. This includes the fan-favourites, Joker and Anarky, who take advantage of the chaos to launch their own nefarious schemes.

Gotham Knights

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Gotham Knights is an upcoming action role-playing video game based on the DC Comics character Batman and his supporting cast. For this instalment of Batman, WB Games Montreal are developing it and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. 

They will release the game in 2022 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

The story takes place in a period of decline for Gotham City, after Batman’s death. Players take control of the Dark Knight’s former partners – Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood, all of which have gone their separate ways. However, they must work together once more to restore justice to Gotham and prevent it from descending into chaos. 

At some point during the game, the hero’s conflicts with the Court of Owls, a secret criminal society that is as old as Gotham itself. Their legion involves brainwashed assassins called Talons. Our heroes must fight all these obstacles while also investigating Batman’s death and how and why it came to fruition.

Lego Legends Of Chima Online

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Lego Legends of Chima Online was a massive multiplayer online role-playing video game based on the Lego Legends of Chima toy line. The game was developed by WB Games Montréal, and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

It was released for Microsoft Windows and OS X on 11 October 2013, and for iOS on 10 March 2014. 

An Android version of the game was announced but never released. The game was closed on 1 June 2015, due to a lack of updates causing the game to not generate enough revenue.

Alternatives To WB Games Montreal 

Now that we’ve been through everything there is to know about WB Games Montréal, let’s take a look at some alternatives.

EA Vancouver

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EA Vancouver (also known as EA Burnaby and formerly known as EA Canada) is a Canadian video game developer located in Burnaby, British Columbia. 

The development studio opened as Distinctive Software in January 1983 and is also Electronic Arts’s largest and oldest studio. 

EA Vancouver employs approximately 1,300 people and houses the world’s largest video game test operation. 

They are a larger operation than WB Games Montréal and has also published significantly more games. However, WB Montréal’s Arkham game franchise is extremely critically acclaimed and therefore suggests that this developer is more consistent with making good games. 

Radical Entertainment

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Radical Entertainment is another Canadian game design studio based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Sierra Entertainment acquired them in 2005, and then Activision acquired them in 2008. They were responsible for The Crash Bandicoot series, and they also developed the Prototype series.

Unfortunately, after the Prototype 2 launch didn’t find the hoped-for success in 2012 (despite being pretty well received, sales just weren’t high enough), Activision drastically reduced the size of Radical Entertainment.

It’s no longer developing its own games, but serving as a support team for other Activision projects. The crash bandicoot series was extremely popular and successful and therefore makes this firm stand up against WB Games. 

BioWare

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BioWare is a Canadian video game developer based in Edmonton, Alberta. It was founded in 1995 by newly graduated medical doctors Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, alongside Trent Oster, Brent Oster, Marcel Zeschuk and Augustine Yip. Since 2007, the company has been owned by American publisher Electronic Arts.

BioWare specializes in role-playing video games and achieved recognition for developing highly praised and successful licensed franchises: Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. 

They proceeded to make several other successful games based on original intellectual property: Jade Empire, the Mass Effect series and the Dragon Age series. In 2011, BioWare launched their first massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Now You Know Everything About WB Games Montreal 

So there we have it! That was our review of WB Games Montreal. Now you know who they are and what they do. We’ve also touched on some of the games they have developed and some alternative developers to consider.

So what are you waiting for, fire up your gaming platform and have yourself a game marathon and play through the entire Arkham series! We assure you that you won’t be disappointed, particularly if you are into your superhero games. 

Which WB Montréal games have you played? Let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you enjoyed this article, be sure to share it across your socials and give us a tag @musicgateway! 

If you want to read up about some other prominent game developers, we recommend our reviews on Arkane Studios, 343 Industries, and Monolith Soft to get you started!

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