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NECA / WizKids Announce Star Trek: Attack Wing HeroClix Board Game

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NECA/WIZKIDS ANNOUNCE STAR TREK™: ATTACK WING

Hillside, N.J. – March 11, 2013 – WizKids/NECA, LLC (WizKids), the leader in collectible gaming, is inviting gamers, collectors and Star Trek fans alike to recreate some of the most iconic battles in Star Trek lore. Today WizKids announces the latest board game title to join their Star Trek HeroClix™ miniatures game line-up, Star Trek: Attack Wing. It features collectible pre-painted Star Trek ships and the FlightPath™ maneuver system licensed from Fantasy Flight Games. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, Star Trek: Attack Wing is expected to launch late summer at Gen Con Indy 2013.

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Players engage in exploration and combat, traversing sprawling Star Trek space maps made available via an in store Organized Play program. As commander, players have the ability to customize, upgrade, and assign famous crewmembers to their fleets, which feature ships from the series’ prominent empires and forces as well as special stats and abilities, and unique maneuvers on separate HeroClix Combat Dials™.

“The FlightPath™ maneuver system used in FFG’s game is an amazing system for free-form movement in a space combat game,” said Justin Ziran, president at WizKids. “It’s a natural fit for the Star Trek universe. Players familiar with the FlightPath™ system will most definitely enjoy Star Trek: Attack Wing.”

American retailers looking for Star Trek: Attack Wing can purchase the product through Alliance Game Distributors or Diamond Comic Distributors and should contact their sales representatives for order information. International retailers should contact their local distributors for ordering information.

For more information about the new enterprise, Star Trek: Attack Wing, visit WizkidsGames.com/StarTrek or follow WizKids on Facebook and Twitter.

© 2013 WizKids/NECA, LLC. WIZKIDS, HEROCLIX, and COMBAT DIAL are trademarks of WizKids/NECA, LLC. All rights reserved. TM & © 2013 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Right Reserved. FLIGHTPATH is a trademark, and FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES is a registered trademark, of Fantasy Flight Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

About Fantasy Flight Publishing Inc.

Roseville, Minnesota’s Fantasy Flight Games is a publisher of board, card, miniatures, and roleplaying games. Founded in 1995 by Christian T. Petersen, Fantasy Flight Games has published hundreds of successful titles, including Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game, the Lord of the Rings series of board games, board and card games based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos and George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones, and many original board games such as Twilight Imperium, Runebound, and Descent: Journeys in the Dark.

About WizKids

WizKids/NECA, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NECA, is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. WizKids first pioneered the Combat Dial system featured in HeroClix, the most successful collectible miniatures game on the market today, with over 400 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. WizKids continues to produce new proprietary game platforms and properties including the award-winning board game Mage Knight, the groundbreaking Dice Building Game engine used in the critically-acclaimed game Quarriors, as well as the innovative Connect with Pieces puzzle building game platform. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

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Contact:
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leos@necaonline.com
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A Friday Update from the Office!

Greetings WizKids Retailers and Fans!

Wow, what a week! With most of the office staff returning from Essen in Germany there have been some recent developments we wanted to share with you all.

Schedule Updates: 

Firstly, with so many exciting products due out in the next two months, let’s start with some schedule updates:

  • Pathfinder: Beginners 4 pc. Box Set will release on November 9th, 2011
  • Quarriors: Rise of the Demons will release on November 16th, 2011
  • Lord of the Rings HeroClix: 24 ct. Countertop Display and Starter sets will release on November 23rd, 2011
  • Marvel HeroClix: The Incredible Hulk 24 ct. Countertop display will release on November 30th, 2011
  • Mage Knight Board Game will release on December 7th, 2011
  • DC HeroClix: Superman “Battle for Smallville” Fast Forces pack will release on December 7th, 2011
  • Marvel HeroClix: The Incredible Hulk Booster set and Fast Forces pack will release on December 14th, 2011
Eagle-eyed viewers will notice the absence of the Star Trek Expeditions: Expansion Pack from the above list.  Unfortunately we were not happy with the quality of the product we received from the vendor, thus we’ve decided to push back the release of the product to Q1 2012.  Our apologies to everyone on the delay but fear not, Scotty, Sulu, and Chekov will be beaming down to join your Away Team soon enough!

 

Infinity Gauntlet

Since the initial announcement earlier this month, close to 800 Venues worldwide have already registered with us for this exciting and unprecedented event!   While we’ve decided to extend our registration deadline until Wednesday, November 30th, 2011, make sure your Venue registers today! Stay tuned as we reveal more in the weeks to come, but in the meantime more details can be found on the Infinity Gauntlet website.

A One-Robot Army!

Last but certainly not least, we wanted to share something really special with everyone and we know that this character has long been a fan favorite of many HeroClix players.  While it’s s till al little early to share the dial, the sculpt is just so impressive that we just had to share it with you all! Ready to join his Sentinel brethren and lead them to victory against their mutant foes, here is Master Mold! (click on image to enlarge)

 That’s all the news we have for today! Thanks as always for your continued support and have a great weekend everybody!

 

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HeroClix Online Tournament Testing Challenge!

Are you ready to put your skills to the test?! Starting tonight (Tuesday, May 17) at 6 p.m. EST we will be holding hourly tournaments ‘till midnight EST. Challenge opponents while helping the devs test and you can score a White Lantern! 

Our first HCO Tournament Testing Challenge will run hourly between 6 p.m. tonight and 12 a.m. EST May 18 and will consist of a variety of opponents, rounds and point costs. Submit a thorough report on your tournament experience to the dev team at heroclixcontests@icarusstudios.com and you’re automatically entered to win a White Lantern! Winners will be announced on Thursday, May 19th!

To Participate:

To participate, simply jump in game and join a tournament between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m. EST and be sure to check out tournament details below.

 Your report should include the following information to be considered:

  • Your In-game User Name
  • Tournament You Participated In (date/time including time zone and format)
  • Detailed Issue Reporting – Tell us about your experience by answering the following six questions. Please feel free to include any additional information on your experience:
  • Were you able to sign up to play in a Tournament?
  • When it was time for you to join your tournament match, how would you rate the ease of use of joining the match? (1-5 with 1 being very difficult and 5 being very hard.)
  • How would you rate the ease of use of the entire tournament system? (1-5 with 1 being very difficult and 5 being very hard)
  • Did you see the standings between rounds and, if so, were they correct?
  • If you were in line to win a prize, did you receive the correct prize?
  • Name the one thing you would change about the tournaments you have experienced

Submit your report within 24 hours of playing in the tournament to heroclixcontests@icarusstudios.com with the subject “HCO Testing Report.” Two winners will be randomly selected from all who participate and submit a full report. Each tournament and report you submit will qualify you for an additional entry. Winners will be announced Thursday, May 27.

In-game prizes will be rewarded for tournaments, however as a reminder any prizes earned in the tournament are only for test purposes as HCO is still in Beta.

Tournament Details

To sign up for a tournament:

1) Sign up during the set sign up time, pay the entry fee (and provide a valid force for Constructed tournaments). If the tournament is already full, you won’t be able to sign up.

2) Be logged in and accept the invite when the first round starts (or in the case of a Sealed tournament, the force-building round).

 3) Join the match that starts.

FAQs:

Can I sign up for a tournament at any time and come back?

Yes, you can sign up at anytime and come back to start the tournament.

Do I need to be logged in when the tournament starts?

Yes, you must be online when the tournament begins or you will automatically lose your match.