MTV Networks opens up 345 Games

Despite MTV Games’ closure and the sale of Harmonix, MTV has yet to say goodbye to videogames. Viacom-owned MTV Networks has announced 345 Games, a new development studio that will focus on making games based on owned brands as viewed on Comedy Central and Spike. The studio has already announced two games coming out later this year on PSN and Xbox Live Arcade, both of which will sell for $10.

The first one is based on Spike’s Deadliest Warrior series, Deadliest Warrior: Legends, and will be a follow-up to Deadliest Warrior: The Game, featuring new game modes, weapons and arenas. Legends will be available mid-July.

The second one is based on the animated show Ugly Americans airing on Comedy Central, Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon, a side-scrolling shooter which will be available for download later in August.

“With the launch of 345 Games, we are tapping into the passionate fan base of both Comedy Central and Spike and creating an enhanced interactive experience based on our hit shows and brands,” said senior VP Dan Yang.