WIZKIDS/NECA, MFV ANNOUNCE CONNECT WITH PIECES™ FOR MOBILE FEATURING WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES PACIFIC RIM

Hillside, N.J. & Cary, N.C.—July 12, 2013— Game creators WizKids/NECA and MFV are inviting players to Connect With Pieces™…on the go! Developers today announced the arrival of Connect With Pieces™ for iPad®, taking puzzle gaming to a new level. The first installment of the new app features custom puzzles from the hit film Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures PACIFIC RIM, and is available for download, free on the App Store SM today.

Based on the hit puzzle building platform designed by Joel Weinshanker, president and COO at NECA and board game designer Mike Elliott, the new app incorporates the platform’s exciting strategic gameplay, optimized for mobile devices. The app features single and pass-n-play game modes and a selection of custom PACIFIC RIM branded puzzle images.

App Features:

  • Up to 2 players
  • Single Player, Pass-N-Play game modes
  • Achievements
  • Multiple skill levels
  • New challenges and scoring opportunities with each puzzle
  • Additional puzzle packs available for more variety
Additional branded puzzles are set to launch late summer.

For more information about Connect With Pieces™, visit: http://connectwithpieces.com/

About WizKids

WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids first pioneered the Combat Dial system featured in HeroClix, the most successful collectible miniatures game on the market today, with over 400 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties including the award-winning board game Mage Knight, the groundbreaking Dice Building Game engine used in the critically-acclaimed game Quarriors, as well as the innovative Connect with Pieces puzzle building game platform. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

About MFV

MFV, majority-owned by NECA, is a game development studio dedicated to merging physical merchandise with interactive technology. MFV combines an extensive catalog of intellectual properties with a veteran team with offices in Los Altos, CA and Cary, NC.

About PACIFIC RIM:

From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, comes the epic sci-fi action adventure Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures PACIFIC RIM.

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end.  To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge.  But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.  On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes—a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)—who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past.  Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

           

Oscar ® nominee Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) directed the epic sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim” from a script by Travis Beacham and del Toro, story by Beacham.  Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Mary Parent produced the film, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer and Jillian Zaks co-producing.  The film stars Charlie Hunnam (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Idris Elba (“Thor”), Oscar ® nominee Rinko Kikuchi (“Babel”), Charlie Day (“Horrible Bosses”), Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, and Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films).  Del Toro’s behind-the-scenes team included Academy Award ®-winning director of photography Guillermo Navarro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”), production designers Andrew Neskoromny and Carol Spier, editors Peter Amundson and John Gilroy, and costume designer Kate Hawley.  The music is composed by Ramin Djawadi.  The visual effects supervisors are John Knoll and James E. Price and the animation supervisor is Hal Hickel.  Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures/DDY Production, a Guillermo del Toro film.  The film will be released in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX ®, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. 

 


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