HEROCLIX ONLINE INTRODUCES MARVEL INFINITY CHALLENGE

Hillside, N.J. and Cary, N.C.—September 22, 2011— Developers of HeroClix Online, a digital transliteration of the popular combat-oriented tabletop game, today announced   the addition of the first wave of the Marvel Infinity Challenge collection to the online game.  The update includes over 30 new figures and an all-new map for battle.

“Infinity Challenge was the initial collection released at the launch of HeroClix 2002,” said said V.P. of Marketing at NECA, Justin Ziran. “It’s exciting to see these Marvel characters available for players in digital form. Not only will the set add new content, it will also provide players an additional, lower-cost option for collecting and tournament play.”

The complete Infinity Challenge collection will add over 50 unique figures and 178 new figures in its entirety to the online experience. 

Single figure boosters are available now for $0.95USD and 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.

The second wave of Infinity Challenge figures are anticipated to launch mid-October.

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.

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Contact:

Tricia Jenkins, Icarus Studios

tjenkins@icarusstudios.com

 

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