17 October 2007– To celebrate the release of PC game Hellgate: London, Weta Limited and Flagship Studios are offering fans a very special opportunity to become a part of the game’s legacy: to win a custom made statue of their head on a Templar Knight from the Weta Collectibles range! And, as well as receiving the unique collectible, the winner will also have their name rendered on an in-game character in a future version of the actual game, Hellgate: London, courtesy of Flagship Studios.
When anyone orders a piece from the Hellgate: London line of Weta Collectibles from www.wetanz.com, they automatically enter the draw.
The Weta Collectible range features four statues, featuring The Hunter, The Cabalist and both the Male and Female Templar knights. Each piece is hand crafted by the multi- Academy Award® winning team at Weta Workshop, and is part of a limited edition range of 1,000 pieces of each statue, worldwide.
The collectible is not only hand crafted by the technicians at the world-class visual effects company itself, but is also signed by Richard Taylor, head of Weta Limited.
Pre-orders are now open, so with only limited numbers available (1,000 of each of the four figures) the odds are winning are really good. Customers who have already ordered from the Hellgate: London range via www.wetanz.com will automatically be entered into the draw.
Entries will be drawn in March 2008 and winners will be notified by email. Fans can also enter by emailing email@example.com with their name, country and age.
To see the range visit: http://www.wetanz.com/hellgate and to view the terms and conditions of this special deal, log onto: http://www.wetanz.com/collectibles. Purchase not necessary to enter the competition. One entry per person.
About the Weta Collectibles Hellgate: London statues
The official collectibles from the highly anticipated game
For the first time, Weta Limited have created a line of collectibles based on a PC game. They have partnered with games developer Flagship Studios to create statues of the characters and demons featured in the upcoming game, Hellgate: London.
Weta Limited has designed and created four statues based on the characters from Hellgate: London, The Cabalist, The Female Templar, The Male Templar and The Hunter. Each piece will be a limited edition run of 1,000 pieces. Ordering is currently available through www.wetanz.com/collectibles.
Weta Limited officially launched in 2005. In the two years since then, the company has successfully produced over thirty pieces from four different movies, under the brand of Weta Collectibles: King Kong, Superman Returns, The Legend of Zorro and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, including DVD exclusives.
Weta Collectibles are known for their attention to detail and realistic depictions of characters, most notably from films. The move into the gaming market was a natural progression, says Weta Limited Manager, Jamie Wilson. “Our discerning collectors tend to enjoy a wide range of multi media experiences, so the progression towards making high end gaming products was always in our plans. When we were approached by Flagship Studios to create the official collectibles, we jumped at the chance.”
Flagship Studios is a creator of innovative entertainment software, designing games that focus on ease of play, replay ability, and fun. The studio was formed in 2003 by former executives and developers from Blizzard North® and represents the creators of the worldwide, best-selling Diablo® franchise. With members that are renowned within the gaming industry, Flagship Studios embodies a team that has worked together for over a decade and have numerous #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards to their credit.
“The chance to work with such creative geniuses is simply unbelievable,” said Bill Roper, CEO of Flagship Studios. “We’ve all been admirers of their Weta craftsmanship for years, and the amazing quality and detail in their pieces is just another display of their incredible abilities. We’re looking forward to a fantastic collaboration visualising the characters of Hellgate: London as collectibles.”
The pieces are now available to pre-order through www.wetanz.com/hellgate.
||Posted by Jason Geyer