HEROCLIX ONLINE PRESENTS “SEASON’S GROOTINGS” HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

Hillside, N.J.—December 3, 2012— WizKids Games today announced a special holiday celebration for players and fans of HeroClix Online, entitled Season’s Grootings. As part of the celebration, developers have delivered a free Marvel Groot figure to all active accounts and are giving away several in-game objects including a festive Season’s Grootings object, Holiday Tree, Ole Claus and Snowman.  The celebration runs through January 2, 2013.

As part of the festivities, one Marvel Groot figure has been delivered to all active HeroClix Online accounts as of today. To claim their special gift, players will need to log in to their account before the end of the Season’s Grootings celebration.

Additionally, developers have designed four in-game holiday objects that can be used as obstacles for, or to attack, opponents in matches and tournaments. Objects include a Holiday Tree, Ole Clause and Snowman. New this year is the Season’s Grootings object, a festive Groot-like object that randomly gift players one of 44 standard powers during play.

Players have multiple ways to pick up the holiday objects, including in game or via the HeroClix Online forums or Facebook page. The special Season’s Grootings object will be awarded to all Marvel tournament participants during the celebration.

“We wish the HeroClix and HeroClix Online communities a happy holiday season,” said Jerome Gonyeau, Marketing Manager at WizKids Games.

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

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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 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

Marvel and its characters: TM & © 2012 Marvel & Subs.  

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