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Villans Trailer – Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)

Bring on the Trickster. Bring on the Monster. Bring on the Accuser. Bring on the Villains! Soon you’ll be able to play as some of Marvel’s most formidable foes: Loki from The Avengers, Green Goblin from Spider-Man and Ronan from The Guardians of the Galaxy play sets in Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition). Characters are playable in their respective play sets and the Toy Box 2.0.

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Batman: Arkham Origins Mobile Game Now Available on Android, Amazon

batman close cowlWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have announced that the Batman: Arkham Origins mobile game is now available on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for Android.  The Android version gives players access to the same Batman: Arkham Origins free-to-play game that is available from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, including all updates, and will also support achievements for both Google Play and Kindle.

Developed for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, and brought to Android by Phosphor Games Studio, the Android optimized Batman: Arkham Origins mobile game delivers spectacular graphics, compelling swipe gameplay and allows players to face-off against Gotham City’s darkest villains while on the go. As players progress through the game, they will be able to continuously upgrade their character, earn in-game currency and unlock unique Batsuits and rewards.

Batman: Arkham Origins gamers can take their gameplay to the next level through a connected digital ecosystem between the mobile and console games which provides in-game benefits from cross-platform play.  Fans who play on the mobile systems and also own the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system, or PC versions, are able to unlock unique content for their console versions by completing different actions in the mobile game, and vice versa, after registering for a Warner Bros. ID (WBID) account.

The console version, Batman: Arkham Origins is available now for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii U™ system and PC.  Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate™ is also available for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system and the HD version, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate™ – Deluxe Edition, is available for PS3™, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC.

Kaijudo Elite Series: Horde of Onslaught, Out Today!

Kaijudo LogoToday, Wizards of the Coast announced the release of Kaijudo Elite Series: Horde of Onslaught.

This Elite Series deck flashes its might in all gold foil! For the first time ever the cards in the set are printed with a premium treatment to include metallic gold borders. This event-ready 40-card deck features popular cards that are used frequently in the competitive scene. In addition, the set offers shiny versions of older cards and three brand new cards!

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2014 Wizkids Open Announced

wizkids open 2014Today, Wizkids announced the first annual Wizkids Open tournament, to be held at participating retail locations across the U.S. this fall. Featuring some of the hottest games of the year, including Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men, HeroClix, and Star Trek Attack Wing, players will compete in head-to-head battles to earn glory, exclusive prizes and their rightful place in the 2015 National Championships.

The WizKids Open is WizKids’ first ever officially sponsored regional gaming event. This year’s event will be hosted at seven stores, spanning from coast to coast. Most will support regional championships for HeroClix, Dice Masters and Attack Wing as well as smaller events and the ability to buy product that was typically only available for purchase from conventions.

Each location will be offering for-sale exclusive items and awarding special participation prizes to players as well as providing the opportunity to compete with the best players in their area.

The turn out and success of this inaugural event will determine if this will indeed be a yearly thing. There’s also a possbility for other stores to join in in future ones based on their event registration participation, the number of events held, product ordered, their history of running these types of events, and generally how the store is laid out. They are also working on expanding this for international stores as well.

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SDCC 2014: Upper Deck’s Appearance Will Be Legendary!

San Diego Comic-Con is under way and things are already buzzing. Upper Deck is heading to the show and you can find them at booth #307 in Lobby A with a variety of promotions exclusive for the convention.

As Upper Deck prepares to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary with a new line of trading card products, the company will make four different promotional bags available to attendees for $10 each or $40 for all four. Each bag includes an exclusive San Diego Comic Con Hello Kitty promotional card and figure celebrating the pop icon through the decades – 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s – along with an Upper Deck Hello Kitty figure pack! Fans who purchase all four bags will also get a San Diego Comic Con exclusive black sparkle figure as a gift with purchase! Bags are limited to just 250 per day and will sell out! Additionally there will be a variety of Upper Deck Hello Kitty products for sale at show specials and free Hello Kitty temporary tattoos distributed to all fans. Even Hello Kitty herself will be making an appearance at the Upper Deck booth for photo opportunities with fans on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and again on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The core comic fans however will love to check out the latest from Upper Deck on the gaming side of the business with the company’s popular Legendary™ deck building game available for purchase and to just check out. Key staff involved in the game development will be on-hand to discuss and share details on upcoming expansions of the game.

One of the most exciting opportunities for comic fans however will come on Friday and Saturday when renowned artist Joe Jusko will be appearing LIVE at the Upper Deck booth to sign free oversized cards featuring his artwork for a future product release. Joe Jusko will appear Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Additionally, artist Neal Adams will be signing some of his Upper Deck artwork at his booth in “Artist Alley,” so we encourage fans to drop in to check that out as well!

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SDCC 2014: You Can Now Pilot a Pacific Rim Jaeger Courtesy of Occulus VR

Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot is the next evolution of the thrilling universe Legendary is creating with director Guillermo del Toro. Created by the leading pioneers of virtual reality, Oculus VR, the attraction delivers a new benchmark in virtual reality experiences as fans will step into a fully-realized Jaeger Combat Simulator and experience what it feels like to pilot a 250-foot robot. Created with original film assets from Industrial Light & Magic and developed within Unreal Engine 4, Pacific Rim: Jaeger Pilot provides a thrilling first-person battle between Gipsy Danger and the kaiju codenamed Knifehead.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Comes to Disney Infinity Playset

It shouldn’t be a surprise, but the Guardians of the Galaxy will be coming to the next version of Disney Infinity 2.0, the video game/toy hybrid. The game’s launch has been heavy on the Marvel with numerous figures popping up in the lead up and push before its release.

I can hear the cash being printed now…

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