Blizzard North

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Credits
Descriptions by
CuriousGeorge60

Captures by
TVB

Editions by
CuriousGeorge60 & TVB

Video captures courtesy of
crimsonfartable

Background

Blizzard North was the development division of Blizzard Entertainment that was founded in 1993 as "Condor, Inc." It was best known for the Genesis version of Justice League: Task Force and the Game Boy and Game Gear versions of the NFL Quarterback Club series. In 1996, it was acquired by Blizzard Entertainment and was renamed to its then-current name. By that time, it was best known for the Diablo series. In 2005, Blizzard closed the studio.


Condor, Inc.


Blizzard North


Condor, Inc.

(November 1993-October 27, 1995)

Logo: Against a turquoise background, we see a white sphere containing a black silhouette of a condor in it. Above it is "CONDOR". There are shadows behind the logo.

Variant: There is one variant where the logo is in CGI.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: The CGI variant appears on Justice League: Task Force for Genesis. The standard version appears on NFL Quarterback Club (known as NFL Quarterback Club II on Game Boy) and NFL Quarterback Club '96 for Game Boy and Game Gear.

Blizzard North

1st Logo (January 3, 1997-May 8, 1998)

Logo: Same as the Blizzard logo, but in a silvery-green tone, and "ENTERTAINMENT" is removed. Under the logo is "NORTH" with an outlined rectangle to the left of it.

Technique: None.

Music/Sounds: None.

Availability: Appears on Diablo for PC.

2nd Logo (June 29, 2000-June 29, 2001)

Logo: Against a snowy background, we see a big light blue blur appearing. Then it turns into the Blizzard logo letter-by-letter, and then the rectangle part and "NORTH" complete the logo. The logo is in a frozen-crystalised style. The snow continues to fall.

Technique: The snowing, the logo forming part-by-part.

Music/Sounds: A low "whoosh" sound with different types of whooshes as the logo appears part-by-part.

Availability: Appears on Diablo II and its expansion pack, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.

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