iOS games are popping up in booths across the exhibitor floor here at Gen Con 2012, and the people at WizKids caught my attention with a preview of their upcoming addition to the HeroClix line.
Coming soon to the HeroClix gaming scene is a new line of Batman figures. With the release will come the Batmobile and the Invisible Jet. Wait, the Invisible Jet?
Leading licensed collectibles maker and game creator, National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA)/WizKids today announced development on the upcoming online game, HeroClix Online. With plans to bring the popular tabletop game to PC, fans and enthusiasts are encouraged to enter the HeroClix Online Paid Beta today.
Following the announcements that NECA and WizKids were venturing into the realm of Blackest Night for its DC HeroClix line, the companies are now donning their shades for Brightest Day, with announcements of Aquaman and Osiris figures.
The DC HeroClix Brightest Day Action Pack, available October 2010, is the follow-up product to the highly acclaimed DC HeroClix BlackestNightStarter Game. Tying in with DC Comics hit Brightest Day year-long series, the DC HeroClix Brightest Day Action Pack includes seven highly detailed HeroClix 3D figures ripped directly from the pages of the Brightest Day comic, plus an all-new, double-sided HeroClix map.
For those of you who want your own Megan Fox to play with all day and all night, WizKids/NECA have you covered as Jonah Hex HeroClix come to the gaming table.
The movie themed Battle Pack contains three brand new, figures: Jonah Hex, Lilah, and Turnbull! The 3 fig Battle Pack is 100% HeroClix compatible and will be available mid-August. Check your local game or comic store this fall.
I haven’t played HeroClix in years, but with these new figures coming out, I have a feeling a few more people will be picking the game back up.
It’s been some time since the first information circulated that NECA (The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc.) was sniffing around to pick up the assets from WizKids.Â The speculation became fact as the company announced it as purchased the majority of WizKids’ assets, including the Clix line, which includes HeroClix, ActionClix, HorrorClix, and SportsClix.
â€œWizKids has created the best games within the collectible miniature and constructible genres and NECA is proud to help continue this great legacy,â€ said Joel Weinshanker, President and CEO of NECA. â€œThe HeroClix engine is the envy of the industry and many companies have attempted to emulate it without success. Weâ€™re thrilled to deliver HeroClix to the gamers.â€
To help the Clix line move forward, NECA has also hired Lax Chandra, who ran WizKids for Topps, to serve as the President of NECA’s WizKids subsidiary.
Man, now I wish I hadn’t given away all those HeroClix.Â Suddenly I think they’ll be that much more valuable, especially if Topps decides HeroClix aren’t viable in the long run.
The Topps Company announced today that WizKids will immediately cease operations and discontinue its product lines.
Scott Silverstein, CEO of Topps, said â€œThis was an extremely difficult decision. While the company will still actively pursue gaming initiatives, we feel it is necessary to align our efforts more closely with Topps current sports and entertainment offerings which are being developed within our New York office.â€
Upon notifying our partners, Topps will immediately pursue strategic alternatives so that viable brands and properties, including HeroClix, can continue without noticeable disruption. To that end, WizKids will continue supporting Buy it By the Brick redemptions for Arkham Asylum, and the December Organized Play events for HeroClix.
For consumer announcements, please refer to www.wizkidsgames.com over the coming days for further information.
It’s a shame the company shut down, but from what I’ve seen at a few local conventions, HeroClix gaming, as well as MechWarrior table top games were not as popular as they once were.
Good news for gamers, and the HeroClix line – the new Arkham Asylum line has sold out at the distributor level in North America a week before they are sold in stores.
DC HeroClix: Arkham Asylum brings BATMANâ€™s most dangerous villains to playersâ€™ tabletops to re-wage the wars of their favorite comic, film, and television storylines.
I’ve stopped buying HeroClix, simply because I don’t have time to play the game, nor the time to chase down the exclusives that sell for the big bucks, but every time I see a new DC line announced, I’m so, so, tempted to get back in.
Complete press release (with pictures) after the jump.
While we receive tons of sold out and back to print announcements from publishers, it was a surprise to see a similar announcement from WizKids, makers of the HeroClix line.Â Seems the Super Skrull: Illuminati figures have completely sold out, prompting the company to a first-ever brick figure reprint.
â€œAfter the Crisis â€˜Buy it by the Brickâ€™ program, we did some serious evaluation of it in anticipation for Secret Invasion and built in the possibility of a reprintâ€, said Justin Ziran, Managing Director of WizKids. â€œWith this second sell out, weâ€™re glad to see that we succeeded in continuing to deliver a premium program benefiting brick and mortar retailers and pleasing HeroClix consumers alike.”
WizKids currently needs 300 more unfulfilled brick figure orders before October 24th to issue an unumbered version of the Super Skrull: Illuminati figure.
via WizKids Games
WizKids has announced it has sold out its entire Crisis inventory in the U.S. and Canada. Because of the scarcity, WizKids will be importing a limited number of booster packs from Europe, but after those are gone, the worldwide supply of the game figures will be gone.
â€œWe are pleased and surprised with the outstanding results of the sale of Crisis,â€ said Joe Hauck, WizKidsÂ® executive vice president. â€œDiamond and Alliance sold in two weeks what historically would have sold over the course of four months. The tie-ins between this HeroClix set and the rich DC Comics storylines created a product that really resonates with our total customer base.â€
The company claims the success of the sell out is due in part to its “Buy by the Brick” campaign.
Fan of Crisis on Infinite Earths, Identity Crisis, Infinite Crisis, or Final Crisis? Want to play out battles with DC characters from many Earths?
WizKids has announced the new DC HeroClix: Crisis line that will feature Superman, Batman, The Flash,, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and the Anti-Monitor.
The figures will be released in February and April of 2008.
WizKids, Inc. has announced the release of DC HeroClix: Justice League that features 60 individual characters. The booster packs now include five figures, character cards that add more powers and abilities, keywords that link heroes to their allies, background info on each character, feat cards, bystander tokens or battlefield condition cards.
Take the jump for more info and an image gallery of the complete line!