MFV, WIZKIDS TEAM UP TO ANNOUNCE MAGE KNIGHT REVENGE KICKSTARTER INITIATIVE
July 6, 2012

Bring Popular Tabletop Game, Mage Knight™, to Online Space

Hillside, N.J. & Cary, N.C.—June 29, 2012—Sister companies and game creators, MFV, Inc. and WizKids Games, majority owned by leading licensed collectibles maker, NECA, today revealed plans to bring the popular Mage Knight™ tabletop game to the online space and potentially back to comic and hobby shops nationally. Coinciding with the announcement, the studios have launched a Kickstarter campaign set to run today through July 31, gathering fan and community support to bring their latest project to fruition.

Mage Knight Revenge is a tactical battles game that continues the storyline from the popular tabletop game, incorporating key game mechanics. The game is set to launch initially on web and mobile, with expansions on other platforms to follow.

“We want to bring Mage Knight back on a new platform,” said Milton Soong, Chief Executive Officer at MFV. “Our goal is to create a fun, polished video game and miniatures line that pleases both existing Mage Knight fans as well as new players—Kickstarter is a great way to gauge interest and receive valuable feedback from the community on the project.”

Developers are inviting supporters to collaborate with them on key gameplay elements, such as factions and rules sets during the Kickstarter campaign.

As a bonus for players and fans, WizKids Games has agreed to bring back the original Mage Knight physical game that players know and love, based on community feedback, response and goals met on the Mage Knight Revenge Kickstarter campaign:

Mage Knight™ was one of the first games WizKids developed, initially launching in 2000 with overwhelming response,” said Justin Ziran, President at WizKids.

“We’re not only committed to bringing it back digitally enhanced, but we’ll be backing the Mage Knight Revenge Kickstarter as well; reintroducing the Mage Knight tabletop game upon goal completion.”

This means that not only will players and fans have the opportunity to engage in the mysterious world of Mage Knight™ online, but can obtain the once out-of-print miniatures line at hobby and comic shops nationally.

Both MFV and WizKids have presented an array of rewards for backers of the Mage Knight Revenge Kickstarter campaign, including copies of both the digital and physical Mage Knight game, signed and framed concept art, physical Limited-Edition Mage Knight starter packs and bonus missions.

Additionally, backers of higher tiers will have the opportunity to design their very own figure, add stats and powers and not only see their creation in game, but receive a 3D, hand-painted sculpt.

A complete list of rewards for supporters can be found here.

Visit the Kickstarter project page here for more details on the project or to pledge.

About MFV
MFV is the world’s most innovative development studio dedicated to merging physical merchandise with interactive technology. MFV combines an extensive catalog of intellectual properties, proprietary game development engine, xScape Platform, and veteran team with offices in Los Altos, CA and Cary, NC. MFV’s first announced title is HeroClix TabApp™ for iPad.

About Wizkids/NECA, Inc.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA), WizKids/NECA is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. The HeroClix brand is the most successful collectible miniatures games on the market today, with over 250 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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