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HeroClix Online Releases Two New DC Comics Sets, Unlockable Content “Inside the Box”

Official Press Release

HEROCLIX ONLINE RELEASES TWO NEW DC COMICS SETS, UNLOCKABLE CONTENT “INSIDE THE BOX”

Complete Blackest Night and Superman Fast Forces Collections Available Now

Hillside, NJ – December 7, 2011 – Developers of HeroClix Online today announced the integration of the game’s first DC Comics sets, Blackest Night and Superman Fast Forces, which together add over one dozen new figures to the online experience along with a new map, Sciencells. Additionally, physical Superman Fast Forces HeroClix, released today, now contain codes for the collection’s virtual counterparts.

The Blackest Night collection is now also available as a Starter Set option for new players to the game. Both sets can be used alongside one another in friendly matches and constructed tournaments.

HeroClix Online, currently in Paid Beta, is the digital transliteration of the popular collectible miniatures-focused combat game enjoyed by millions of players and collectors worldwide. Ideal for both casual and tournament game play styles, in HCO players may compete in matches and tournaments, collect and manage their forces and participate in the passionate HeroClix community from anywhere in the world. Anything a player can do in the physical game, he or she can do in HeroClix Online.

For more information on HeroClix Online, visit http://hco.heroclix.com/.

For news updates and announcements, follow HeroClix Online on Facebook and Twitter.

About WIZKIDS/NECA, INC.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA), WizKids/NECA is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. The HeroClix brand is the most successful collectible miniatures games on the market today, with over 250 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

All related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

Wizkids, National Entertainment Collectibles Association Introduce DC Comics to HeroClix Online

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WIZKIDS, NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT COLLECTIBLES ASSOCIATION
INTRODUCE DC COMICS TO HEROCLIX ONLINE

 Announce Two New Sets – Blackest Night and Superman Fast Forces
and Introduce Unlockable Online Content in Physical Products

Hillside, NJ – December 5, 2011 – Leading licensed collectibles maker and game creator, National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA)/WizKids, today announced development on the first two DC Comics sets for HeroClix Online, a digital transliteration of the popular tabletop game. The two new DC Comics sets, Blackest Night and Superman Fast Forces, will add over a dozen new figures to the game along with an accompanying map and are set to be released this Wednesday, December 7.

“We’re thrilled to announce the addition of DC Comics to HeroClix Online players,” said V.P. of Marketing at NECA, Justin Ziran. “We’re also happy to introduce codes for virtual HeroClix Online figures within physical HeroClix products. The codes provide a new, easy way to collect both physical and digital figures while connecting players of both versions of the game together.”

On December 7, Superman Fast Forces HeroClix will be the first physical product to hit the streets that will contain codes for the virtual Superman Fast Forces figures. Superman Fast Forces adds six new figures, including Superman, Supergirl, Steel, Lex Luthor, Kryptonian, Renegade and Bizarro to the game.  A new virtual map, The Farm, will follow the set.

Additionally, the famed Blackest Night collection will add seven figures to the online experience, including characters Green Lantern, Mera, Lex Luthor, Scarecrow, The Flash, The Atom and Wonder Woman, and will also be available as a starter set option for new players entering the game. The collection will bring a sixth map to the game, Sciencells.

Figures from both sets can be used alongside one another in friendly matches and in constructed tournaments in game.

For more information on HeroClix Online, visit http://hco.heroclix.com/.

For updates on upcoming HeroClix with virtual codes, visit: http://wizkidsgames.com/

For news updates and announcements, follow HeroClix Online on Facebook and Twitter.

About WIZKIDS/NECA, INC.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA), WizKids/NECA is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. The HeroClix brand is the most successful collectible miniatures games on the market today, with over 250 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

All related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

Origins Awards Winners

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The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design Announces 37th Annual Origins Awards Winners

COLUMBUS, OH (June 26, 2011) The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design is proud to announce the winners for the 37th Annual Origins Awards.

The Origins Awards are presented annually by the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design to recognize outstanding achievement in design and production of games and game-related products.

The winners were voted on by attendees at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH in June 2011 from the nominees in each category chosen by retailers at the GAMA Trade Show. The winners were announced and the coveted Calliope statues were presented at the Origins Awards Ceremony on the evening of Saturday June 25th.

The Academy would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to the jury members, GAMA staff, and everyone who submitted a product to the 37th annual Origins Awards.

Best Roleplaying Game – The Dresden Files RPG: Your Story by Evil Hat Productions

Best Roleplaying Supplement – Our World (The Dresden Files RPG) by Evil Hat Productions

Best Board Game – Castle Ravenloft by Wizards of the Coast

Best Traditional Card Game – Back to the Future: The Card Game by Looney Labs, Inc.

Best Family, Party or Children’s Game – Zombie Dice by Steve Jackson Games

Best Gaming Accessory – Cthulhu Dice Bag by Steve Jackson Games

Best Miniatures Rules – DC HeroClix Blackest Knight Starter Game by WizKids/NECA

Best Historical Board Game – Catan Histories – Settlers of America: Trails to Rails by Mayfair Games

Best Game-Related Publication – Shadowrun: Spells and Chrome by Catalyst Game Labs

Best Play-By-Mail – Legends – The One Ring by Game Systems International Limited

Congratulations to all of the winners!