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HeroClix Online Introduces New Tournament Format, Figures of the Week

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HEROCLIX ONLINE INTRODUCES NEW TOURNAMENT FORMAT, FIGURES OF THE WEEK

Heroclix Online developers have alerted players of an all-new tournament format, Crossover Booster Sealed Tournaments, beginning on a rolling queue today.

Crossover Boosters (containing 10 single figures from a dynamic distribution) draw from all Modern Marvel sets currently available in game. Additionally, any Marvel figures included in the Figure of the Week promotions also have a chance to show up in the Crossover Booster.

The new tournament format using Crossover Boosters coincides with a special Figure of the Week promotion which makes Marvel Galactic Guardians figures Cardinal of the UCT, Replica, Cardinal Raker and Magus available for individual purchase today through May 30. All four figures will also become part of the Crossover Booster distribution immediately.

For more information on Crossover Booster contents and Sealed tournament format, players and fans are encouraged to visit the FAQ.

NECA/Wizkids, Icarus Studios Announce HeroClix TabApp™ For iPad

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NECA/WIZKIDS, ICARUS STUDIOS ANNOUNCE HEROCLIX TABAPP™ FOR IPAD

Integrates Physical Toys with Digital Gameplay

Hillside, N.J. & Cary, N.C.—May 14, 2012—Leading entertainment conglomerate, National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) alongside game creators Wizkids and Icarus Studios, wholly-owned subsidiaries of NECA, today unveiled HeroClix TabApp™, an upcoming action-based iPad game, and the first in the TabApp™ series, integrating physical miniature toys with digital arenas. HeroClix TabApp™ is set for release this fall.

Featuring real-time combat, HeroClix TabApp™ integrates NECA’s vast array of licenses to bring popular characters commonly featured in NECA’s product lines to the game.

To play, physical miniatures are placed on the iPad device, the “digital game board.” Utilizing Icarus Studio’s xScape Platform figure recognition technology, exclusive content and game maps are unlocked based on the miniature selected. With a swipe of a finger players can move along the virtual board and take part in high-action battles against a multitude of evil villains.

Game Features Include:

  • One dozen physical super hero miniatures
  • 50+ virtual enemy figures
  • Over two dozen digital maps
  • Real-time combat

“Technology is changing the way in which consumers interact with toys and collectibles,” said Joel Weinshanker, President and COO at NECA.  “TabApp™ takes gaming to the next level, offering players an all new way to experience their favorite collectibles, toys and games in a portable (digital) format that fits their lifestyle.”

HeroClix TabApp™ is slated for release this October and will be available for iPad devices free from the iTunes store. Physical miniatures will be available at participating hobby and comic shop retailers.

For more information on HeroClix TabApp™, visit www.heroclixtabapp.com.

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 Icarus Studios, Inc.
Icarus Studios, a subsidiary of National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA), is a next generation game developer and technology provider. The studio’s xScape game development platform enables the production and cross integration of massively multi-player online games and iOS and Facebook applications. Upcoming titles utilizing the xScape Platform include MMOs Hailan Rising and Great Outdoors. Icarus Studios’ recent game credits include co-developing the award winning MMOG Fallen Earth, and Showtime’s Dexter: Slice of Life Facebook application  and Dexter: The Game for iOS, PC and Mac. Icarus Studios provides its partners with a total solution that includes design and content production, monetization, customer support, hosting, and a tightly integrated technology platform.

HeroClix Online Announces New Green Lantern DC Comics Sets

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HEROCLIX ONLINE ANNOUNCES NEW GREEN LANTERN DC COMICS SETS

Hillside, N.J. & CARY, N.C.—February 16, 2012—Developers of HeroClix Online, a digital transliteration of the popular combat-oriented tabletop game, today announced the addition of two all-new DC Comics sets, Green Lantern Gravity Feed and Green Lantern Fast Forces. The new characters add a total of 16 figures with varying stats and powers to the game – and kick-off a new “Figure of the Week” program by HeroClix Online.

The introduction of Green Lantern Gravity Feed, to be available as single-figure boosters, are the first figures available in the new “Figure of the Week” program, in which one or more figures from the set per week will be available for purchase at a limited-time promotional price. The Green Lantern “Figure of the Week” promotion will run today through March 21.

Figures in the Green Lantern Gravity Feed include Hal Jordan, Kilowog, Tomar-Re, Sinestro, Ganthet, Abin Sur, R’amey Holl, Salaak and Boodikka and can be purchased as single-figure boosters following the “Figure of the Week” promotion.

Figures in the Green Lantern Fast Forces set, available for purchase today, include Green Lantern, Kilowog, Tomar-Re, Sinestro, Guardians of the Universe and Abin Sur.

The new set, out now, is compatible with DC Comics constructed tournaments, casual matches and the existing Sciencells map.

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 ICARUS STUDIOS, INC.
Located in Cary, North Carolina, Icarus Studios is a next generation game developer and technology provider. The studios’ xScape game development platform enables the production and cross integration of massively multi-player online games, iPhone and Facebook applications. Upcoming titles utilizing the xScape Platform include the Dexter: Slice of Life Facebook application and MMO Hailan Rising. Icarus Studios’ recent game credits include co-developing the award winning MMOG Fallen Earth, and developing Showtime’s Dexter: The Game for iOS, PC and Mac. Icarus Studios provides its partners with a total solution that includes design and content production, monetization, customer support, hosting, and a tightly integrated technology platform.

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.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment 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.  In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

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

HeroClix Online Announces Marvel Infinity Challenge Complete Set

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Official Press Release

HEROCLIX ONLINE ANNOUNCES MARVEL INFINITY CHALLENGE COMPLETE SET

Adds 178 New Figures to HeroClix Online

Hillside, N.J. and Cary, N.C.—October 6, 2011—Developers of HeroClix Online, a digital transliteration of the popular combat-oriented tabletop game, today announced  the availability of the complete Marvel Infinity Challenge collection to the online game, adding over 50 unique figures and a total of 178 new figures for all-out battle.

The complete set is available in-game now and players may purchase single figure boosters for $0.95USD, a lower-cost option for tournament players and collectors.

All Infinity Challenge figures can be used alongside HeroClix Online Marvel starter figures such as Hammer of Thor and Fantastic Four as well as in friendly matches and constructed tournaments.

For more information on HeroClix Online, visit the web site at: http://hco.heroclix.com/

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 ICARUS STUDIOS, INC.
Located in Cary, North Carolina, Icarus Studios is a next generation game developer and technology provider. The studios’ xScape game development platform enables the production and cross integration of massively multi-player online games, iPhone and Facebook applications. Icarus Studios’ recent game credits include co-developing the award winning MMOG Fallen Earth, and developing Showtime’s Dexter iPhone game. Icarus Studios provides its partners with a total solution that includes design and content production, monetization, customer support, hosting, and a tightly integrated technology platform.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit www.marvel.com.  Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.

HeroClix Online Developers Release State of the Game

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Official Press Release

HEROCLIX ONLINE DEVELOPERS RELEASE STATE OF THE GAME

Announce New Set, Map, UI revamp and More

Hillside, N.J. and Cary, N.C.—August 25, 2011— Leading licensed collectibles maker and game creator, National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA)/WizKids along with North Carolina-based game developer, Icarus Studios today released the first State of the Game address for HeroClix Online, a digital transliteration of the board-based game. Currently in Beta, the State of the Game reveals upcoming content and features for HeroClix Online: 

Greetings Heroes,

It’s been a busy few months as we gear up for the official launch of HeroClix Online, and we’d like to take a moment to update the community on the status of HCO and upcoming development. New content and features – including additional Super Hero and Super Villain collections from Marvel Entertainment’s vast universe, Infinity Challenge figures, a new map, revamped lobby UI and rolling tournaments – are all on the horizon…”

The full State of the Game address can be found here on the official HeroClix Online forums.

Website:http://hco.heroclix.com/

 

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 ICARUS STUDIOS, INC.

Located in Cary, North Carolina, Icarus Studios is a next generation game developer and technology provider. The studios’ xScape game development platform enables the production and cross integration of massively multi-player online games, iPhone and Facebook applications. Icarus Studios’ recent game credits include co-developing the award winning MMOG Fallen Earth, and developing Showtime’s Dexter iPhone game. Icarus Studios provides its partners with a total solution that includes design and content production, monetization, customer support, hosting, and a tightly integrated technology platform.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit www.marvel.com.  Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.

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