February 1, 2007 (SEATTLE) – WizKids Inc., creator of runaway hit games like HeroClix® and Pirates of the Spanish Main™, announced today its agreement with Bungie Studios and Microsoft to develop a new collectable miniatures game (CMG) called Halo® ActionClix™.
The Halo ActionClix, CMG brings the incredible content of the Halo universe
to the tabletop via the award-winning Clix miniatures game engine. Players
familiar with HeroClix and HorrorClix™ will be able to jump right into the
action and enjoy brand-new game mechanics, including weapon swaps, figure
respawning and vehicle-based combat.
"Expanding the Halo universe into the Clix CMG world is a perfect fit for
the franchise," said Brian Jarrard, director of Franchise and Community
Affairs at Bungie Studios. "WizKids’ commitment to quality and authentic
detail ensures that these new Halo ActionClix figures will appeal to
collectors and CMG players alike."
The first Halo ActionClix set will feature more than 80 unique miniature
figures from the Halo universe, including preview content from Halo 3. A
number of vehicle packs are also being produced, including a big surprise
planned for San Diego Comic-Con this July. Figures will be sold in
randomized Booster Packs. The vehicles and a Starter Game will be sold in a
diorama display format.
"We are proud to be associated with a great brand like Halo," said Lax
Chandra, WizKids® president. "We are always looking for ways to push the
envelope with our games and content. The phenomenal Halo video game play
and universe provided us with an excellent spring board for innovation in
tabletop miniatures gaming. We are very excited about this release."
The Halo ActionClix CMG is expected to be released at retail in September
2007, with special Prerelease figures available at San Diego Comic-Con July
26 – 29, and at Gen Con Indy August 16 – 19.
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, and hundreds of millions of game
pieces have been sold worldwide. For additional information, visit
About Bungie Studios
Bungie Studios was founded in 1991 with two goals: to develop games that
combine brilliant technology, beautiful art, intelligent stories and deep
game play, and then sell enough of those games to achieve its real goal of
total world domination. Over the past 10 years it has produced games such
as the Marathon Trilogy and the first two Myth games, hailed as classics by
critics and gamers around the world. Bungie’s Halo franchise is an
international, award-winning action title that has grown into a global
entertainment phenomenon, selling more than 14.5 million units worldwide,
logging over 800 million hours of multiplayer action on Xbox Live and
spawning action figures, books, a graphic novel, apparel, an upcoming film
adaptation and more. Bungie is currently at work on Halo 3, which
represents the third chapter in this Halo trilogy and is slated for release
in 2007. More information on Bungie can be found at www.bungie.net.
©2007 WizKids Inc. All rights reserved. ActionClix, HeroClix, HorrorClix
and WizKids are trademark of WizKids Inc.
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