Disney Creates Nintendo Only Studio

Disney Creates Nintendo Only Studio Disney Creates Nintendo Only Studio

Disney has shown its strong support to Nintendo by introducing a studio which will create content exclusively for Nintendo's DS and Wii systems.
Buena Vista Games, the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, announced the formation of a new video game development studio based in Salt Lake City, Fall Line Studio's focus is to develop games based on Disney's characters, television shows and entertainment franchises as well as creating new intellectual property for the Nintendo DS and Wii game systems.

Built around a core of industry veterans, the studio will focus on small-team, creative projects that leverage the Disney brand in new and innovative ways. Fall Line Studio will operate as a sister studio to Buena Vista Games' award-winning Avalanche Software studio, also in Salt Lake City, giving the company an advantage in reaching the strong pool of creative talent in the region.

Industry veteran Scott Novis will serve as vice president and general manager for Fall Line Studio. Prior to this position, Novis served as general manager of Rainbow Studios where he grew the staff from 30 to more than 200 employees. His experience in the video game business and knowledge of the industry will allow Fall Line Studio to capitalize on the power of the Disney brand and deliver innovative games for the mass market.

BVG has a strong reputation for creating games for Nintendo platforms and is the No. 3 publisher of Game Boy Advance titles in North America. The strength of the company's famous characters, Disney Channel properties and entertainment intellectual properties provide Buena Vista Games with a deep catalog of content.