FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2007 (Bellevue, WA)— WizKids Inc., creator of runaway hit games like HeroClix®, Pirates of the Spanish Main™ and the Star Wars™ PocketModel™ trading card game (TCG), announced today that it is launching its Halo® ActionClix® collectable miniatures game (CMG) this week. The Halo ActionClix game can be purchased at retail chains such as Target, Frys and Game Stop, as well as at local hobby and game stores.
The Halo ActionClix CMG brings the incredible content of the Halo universe to the tabletop via the award-winning Clix miniatures game engine. Players are able to replicate the exciting multiplayer action from all three Halo games using high-quality, prepainted plastic miniatures of Halo characters (such as Master Chief™ and the Flood) and vehicles (such as the Warthog and Banshee). Each unit has a unique combat dial that lists the unit’s constantly evolving stats and a character card that list specific abilities of that piece. Using different“move and shoot” capabilities, players move their units and vie for the perfect shot.
Halo ActionClix is accessible to all levels of players, letting them jump right into the action and enjoy Halo game mechanics like weapon swapping, figure respawning and vehicle-based combat. The game also shares basic game mechanics with other Clix product lines, so players will be able to play Halo ActionClix with other Clix products.
“With Halo, we are launching our new ActionClix line, which takes great video game content and combines it with our revolutionary Clix game play engine,” said Lax Chandra, WizKids® president.“With its well-developed characters and intense game play, Halo was a slam dunk for our ActionClix brand. Now a week before Halo 3 hits the shelves, Halo fans can for $10 delve into the Halo universe deeper than ever before with over 90 characters and vehicles that include Halo 3 previews.”
As part of the launch, WizKids worked with Target to offer an exclusive Halo ActionClix 2-Pack with pre-orders for the Halo 3 Xbox 360 game. The promotion, which runs through September 16, includes Master Chief and Elite Halo figures. These miniatures can be obtained only through this offer and will be made available when customers pick up their Halo 3 games at Target beginning September 25, 2007.
WizKids’ Halo ActionClix: Series One set features more than 90 units, including those found in the Hunter Combat Pack, Warthog Vehicle Pack and Banshee Vehicle Pack. Series One is packaged in two main Game Pack varieties: a $9.99 pack (four units, four character cards, two dice, rules, tokens and a map) and a $10.99 pack (five units, five character cards, rules, tokens and a map). Players can even purchase the largest figure that WizKids has ever created— the Scarab, from Halo 3. Available at hobby game stores, this figure (MSRP $249.99) is an actual game piece that measures 20″ x 20″ x 24″.
A wholly owned subsidiary of the Topps Company (TOPP), WizKids is a Seattle-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating tabletop games driven by imagination. Its HeroClix and Pirates brands are among the most successful games on the market today, with over 100 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.
©2007 WizKids Inc. All rights reserved. ActionClix, HeroClix, Pirates of the Spanish Main, PocketModel and WizKids are trademark of WizKids Inc.
© 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, Bungie, the Bungie logo, Halo, the Halo logo, the Microsoft Game Studios logo, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
©2007 Lucasfilm Ltd.&TM. All rights reserved.
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