WIZKIDS ANNOUNCES HALO ACTIONCLIX COLLECTABLE MINIATURES GAME
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.
And from dvandom
Mattel is out to cash in on the Attacktix thing with their own line of DC "Battle League" figures, to judge from the Toy Fair pictures (courtesy of Toy News International...not very good shots, ASM will probably better pics soon). So, now you can have Batgirl and Harley Quinn fight it out. ;) Looks like there's a new sort of attack figure, using a whiplashing post to have flying or jumping figures smack into targets.