WBIE expanding into Europe

wbie.jpgWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the expansion of its videogame publishing organisation throughout Europe today. The operation includes direct distribution, sales, and marketing of its internally-developed titles, through the US based production arm WB Games, as well as third party game titles.

Top videogame sales and marketing executives are being recruited for a European office based in London, as well as in a number of the territories including the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Benelux.

Kevin Tsujihara, president, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group: “We are intensifying our expansion in videogame publishing with a strong commitment to growth in the European market. With a range of products for every platform, we will reach multiple gaming audiences with our own internally produced games as well as several partner companies’ games.”

Ron Scott, senior vice president, world wide sales and distribution, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment: “Utilising the largest worldwide entertainment distribution, marketing, sales and research infrastructure, WBIE is making strides to get quality games to the consumers in Europe. We are looking forward to growing games specific retail relationships in the territories and delivering a robust slate of games in the years ahead.”

WBIE will launch its first titles this fall through the new organisation: Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 2 and Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck for the Nintendo DS.