Hillside, N.J. and Cary, N.C.—September 15, 2011— Developers of HeroClix Online, a digital transliteration of the popular combat-oriented tabletop game, alerted players today of a downpour headed to the online game. “Rolling Thunder,” a five-week-long event will test players’ skills as they battle it out in rolling tournaments for one of five limited-edition Marvel figures! “Rolling Thunder” will run September 16 through October 20.
Following the recent integration of Sealed rolling tournaments to HeroClix Online, the “Rolling Thunder” event will offer players a chance to score virtual, limited-edition figures for their feats. Every week between Sept. 16 and Oct. 20 a new limited-edition Marvel figure will be awarded to First Place winners of ongoing sealed rolling tournaments.
Limited edition figures from the Marvel collection include Samantha Parrington, Skull-Brother, Gharskygt, Son of Surtur and Thor, the Reigning.
For more information on HeroClix Online or to create an account, please visit 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.
Tricia Jenkins, Icarus Studios