October 16, 2006 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announced today the return of Dark Horse Comics to HeroClix® with the release of the seven-figure Dark Horse HeroClix Hellboy and the B.P.R.D Action Pack.
This windowed product, which features all-new sculpts and game play, will be released in March 2007.
Hellboy is the popular demon-turned-hero created by Mike Mignola and published by Dark Horse Comics. Hellboy has been featured in a live-action movie, an upcoming animated movie and will be seen in Hellboy 2 by Universal Pictures in 2008. The B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense) is a group of government agents whose sole duty is to protect unsuspecting citizens from the forces of darkness.
Because Hellboy and B.P.R.D. are horror-themed comics, WizKids will be branding this product as a dual HeroClix-HorrorClix release. HorrorClix™ is the new monster-themed collectable miniatures game that is loosely compatible with HeroClix. The Dark Horse HeroClixHellboy and the B.P.R.D. Action Pack will contain seven monster cards along with victim tokens for HorrorClix compatibility.
“We’re very excited to complement HeroClix and HorrorClix with this great property from Dark Horse Comics,” said Lax Chandra, president of WizKids®. “HeroClix is really a game for comic book fans, and the Hellboy property fits perfectly into the HorrorClix genre. Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. are very high on the wish lists of our players and collectors.”
“Playing Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. will be very easy, no matter which game system you’re using,” said Mark Tuttle, WizKids brand manager. “If you’re playing HeroClix, you’ll use the figure’s dial and reference the standard powers and abilities card. If you’re playing HorrorClix, you’ll use the included monster cards to know how to play each figure. This will become the standard for any dual-branded HeroClix-HorrorClix product we release.”
Exact pricing for the Dark Horse HeroClixHellboy and the B.P.R.D. Action Pack is to be determined. For more information on Dark Horse Comics, visit www.darkhorse.com.
||Posted by Jason Geyer