Blizzard fights Snail Games over panda design

Justin Olivetti
J. Olivetti|11.14.14

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Blizzard fights Snail Games over panda design
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Fresh off of a win with its Hearthstone lawsuit, Blizzard is jumping right back in to the legal waters with a fight against Snail Games.

What did Snail do to anger the glacial giant so? Apparently, the developer is coming out with a mobile game named Taichi Panda that features a panda, and you can already see where this is going. Blizzard and its Chinese partner NetEase claims that Snail's panda design is far too similar to those seen in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. NetEase also has an issue with Shaman and Goblin art styles in the mobile game.

NetEase is requesting that Apple take down the mobile app, while Snail is defending its design choices.
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