Warner Bros. Games

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Credits
Logo descriptions by
MatthwLMayfield


Logo captures by
PM pinter


Video captures courtesy of
MonofiedKuma, EnormousRat, Nathan Roberts, Fox McCloud and The DMB Network

Background

Warner Bros. Games (also known as WB Games) is the major publishing unit of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment founded in 2005. Warner Bros. Games is not to be confused with said company.

1st Logo (October 18-November 15, 2005)

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Nicknames: "The Shield", "WB Shield", "Prototype WB Shield", "WB Shield in the Box"

Logo: In a dark background, we see a grated, metallic rotating cube that shows the Warner Bros. shield carved on each side. The word "GAMES" in Impact font appears below. After a few seconds, the cube slows down and goes into the darkness.

FX/SFX: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A whoosh-based note followed by repeated scratching sounds.

Availability: Can be seen on Condemned: Criminal Origins and F.E.A.R.

Editor's Note: This is obviously a placeholder logo (a la the 2nd and 3rd logos of THQ). Eventually, this was replaced by the next logo, as seen below.

2nd Logo (October 17, 2006-October 12, 2010)

Nicknames: "The Shield II", "WB Shield II", "Print WB Shield II", "WB Shield in the Box II"

Logo: We see an image of the Warner Bros. Studios headquarters in Burbank, California from the 1998 Warner Bros. Pictures logo, tinted in smokey blue. Then the picture waves for a second, and then we reveal a navy blue WB shield, done in CGI, on a smokey background. "GAMES", in navy blue, fades in at the bottom of the screen.

Variants:

  • On some games, the logo is still.
  • There is a color-reversed logo on Scribblenauts.
  • On Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck, the logo slides in from the right pushing the "LICENSED BY NINTENDO" text away. Then, the WayForward logo flips in on the bottom screen. Then the ActImagine Codec logo crashes through the WayForward logo. Then the logos slide away.
  • On Justice League Heroes, the logo zooms out via a multi-reflection effect, like the Warner Premiere logo. It has a more intense blue tint than the normal logo.

FX/SFX: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A whoosh followed by a fading note, and one more whoosh. It more commonly uses the opening theme of the game.

Music/Sounds Variant: On Justice League Heroes, harsh humming music is heard, starting with a thunder-strike and ending with a metal clang.

Availability: Can be seen on Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal for PlayStation 2, Where the Wild Things Are, Watchmen, 300: March to Glory and other games.

3rd Logo (August 25, 2009-2020)

Nicknames: "The Shield III", "Metallic Shield", "WB Shield III", "Digital WB Shield", "Computerized WB Shield"

Logo: Starting from a glowing blue surface, which features computerized patterns, we zoom out from the inside of a bannerless Warner Bros. shield logo. The shield's outline and letters are glowing gold, and the background is a blue-black gradient. The shield flashes and reveals a box underneath it, also in blue and outlined in gold with the word "GAMES" in a Copperplate font on it. Light sparks move on various golden parts of the logo.

Variants:

  • The still version is much more common, as it's set on various backgrounds. Since WB Games publishes many games, there are many variants.
  • In later years, the logo was enhanced with a black background that fades to a blue-black gradient background and the logo being shinier.

FX/SFX: CGI animation.

Music/Sounds: A lady singing (which sounds fairly similar to the music that plays during the Warner Bros. logo on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) with the sound of riding cymbals and twinkles.

Availability: Common. The first game to use the still logo was Batman: Arkham Asylum, released on August 25, 2009. The animated variant appeared on the trailers for Mortal Kombat, and the games Yogi Bear and Happy Feet Two, as well as Cars 3: Driven to Win.

4th Logo (December 12, 2010-2020?)

Nicknames: "The Shield IV", "WB Shield IV", "WB Water Tower"

Logo: It starts off at Warner Bros. Studios in the daytime with the famous Warner Bros. water tower. The camera pans forward and to the right of the tower, showing its other side. As the camera pans, the sky turns dark and stormy and the tower opens up to reveal the WB Games logo from before, now in a neon yellow color.

Variants:

  • On Mortal Kombat, when we pass the tower, the sky turns orange-red. The Mortal Kombat logo (a dragon in a circle) passes briefly through the top of the tower, then lightning strikes it and the WB Games logo (in blue) appears. The MK logo evolves in the clouds.
    • A short version, having the second half of this variant, was seen on the web series Mortal Kombat Legacy.
  • On Lollipop Chainsaw, the sky is rainbow-colored. When we pass the tower, it becomes purple with rain and a ghostly heart surrounding the tower. A crowd of zombies slowly move their arms below.
  • On F.E.A.R. 3, the sky turns greenish with rain and grainy film quality, and Alma Wade's evil eyes flicker instead of the MK dragon. The red shield is burned on the tower.

FX/SFX: Nice computer animation that fits well with the games it appears on.

Music/Sounds: The beginning of the logo has wind blowing. As the sky changes, thunder, lightning and electrical crackling is heard when the lightning strikes the water tower. A low ominous note then plays and sustains itself for the duration of the logo.

Music/Sounds Variants:

  • The "Kratos" Mortal Kombat trailer has the first seven piano notes of the 1999 Warner Bros. Pictures fanfare playing, which slows to a stop when it turns into lightning.
  • Lollipop Chainsaw has sparkling, followed by a chainsaw revving up and some roaring.

Availability: Uncommon. It debuted on the "Kratos" trailer of the 2011 Mortal Kombat game, and was later seen on the game itself. It was since used on F.E.A.R. 3, Lollipop Chainsaw, and various other games.

5th Logo (2019- )

Nicknames: "The Shield V", "WB Shield V", "The Boring Shield"

Logo: Just the 2019 Warner Bros. shield, with "WARNER BROS. GAMES" underneath.

FX/SFX: Varies depending on the variant.

Music/Sounds: None or the opening theme of the game.

Availability: Brand new. It first appeared on Mortal Kombat 11, and has appeared on every game from Warner Bros. since then.

Editor's Note: Like the Avalanche Software logo, it is unknown if this logo has a normal variant or not.

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