June 27, 2007 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc. announced today the release of the Marvel™ HeroClix®: Avengers set, which continues the celebration of the fifth anniversary of HeroClix.
Avengers brings big changes to the HeroClix brand, which has become a staple in the hobby game community. Improving collectability and adding character cards, Avengers is completely compatible with all other HeroClix rules and characters. A new rarity scheme reflects the industry standard, using a colored set symbol on the figure’s base to indicate its rarity. Character cards give figures more thematic powers and abilities plus additional background information such as first appearances, real names, and notable events in the character’s history.
And never before has HeroClix offered consumers more value, with booster packs about 30 percent larger (to prevent damage to figures and cards) and an additional figure, bringing the total to five figures per pack. Avengers is available in booster packs (MSRP $9.99) that each contain five random miniature game figures with character cards and one feat card, bystander token or battlefield condition card.
WizKids’ Organized Play program* will support Avengers with a five-week tournament called “The Coming of Galactus™” world event. This will be the first opportunity players will have to play Avengers in a Sealed tournament environment.
*The WizKids® Organized Play program is designed to foster community and healthy competition among players and collectors of WizKids games. The WizKids Consumer Experience team oversees the Organized Play program, and keeps regular office hours on weekdays between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. PST. Inquiries regarding how to host and run Organized Play activities can be e-mailed to email@example.com or called in to (888) WIZKIDS.
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. Over 150 million game pieces have been sold worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.
||Posted by Jason Geyer