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WizKids/NECA Adds Marvel Super Heroes to TabApp Elite

Gold_TabAppGet ready for a heroic expansion as WizKids/NECA and MFV, developers of the recently launched TabApp Elite, today released a new update adding famed Marvel Super Heroes to the app. Three new physical figures featuring The Invincible Iron Man have hit store shelves, available as a TabApp Elite Starter and Booster Pack. The free update for iPad and Android tablets is available now.

Accompanying the three new physical figures, Iron Man, War Machine and Iron Patriot, the content update includes 13 Marvel Super Villains, such as Iron Monger, Red Skull, M.O.D.O.K. and Magneto.  Also with the new update, the action now takes place in exciting new 3D Isometric perspective.

With the integration of Marvel Super Heroes to TabApp Elite, original HeroClix TabApp physical figures (which include the Marvel Super Heroes pack and Wolverine & the X-Men pack) are also fully compatible and can be used in game by placing them directly on the mobile device.

All figures are 100% compatible with the HeroClix tabletop game and come with a free code to unlock their HeroClix Online counterpart.

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TabApp Elite Launches

Game creators WizKids/NECA and MFV have launched the latest addition to the HeroClix brand. Taking players on a mobile adventure, TabApp Elite is now available for free download for iPad and select Android devices. The app’s physical DC Comics Super Hero figures are also available from Hastings and local hobby and game shops nationally.

The elite version allows for multiple physical figures in game and enhanced visuals.

The DC Comics Superman Starter Pack, which contains a physical Superman TabApp Elite figure and branded ClixStation is available for $14.99 USD. Also available is a Booster Pack, $9.99 USD, containing additional figures, including a Batman TabApp Elite figure and Wonder Woman “Ally” figure, which can be used alongside other hero figures in game and placed directly on the mobile device.

TabApp Elite figures are 100% compatible with the HeroClix tabletop game and come with a free code to unlock their HeroClix Online counterpart.

Original HeroClix TabApp DC Comics figures will also be compatible with TabApp Elite this June.

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NECA/WizKids, MFV Expand HeroClix TabApp to Android OS

NECA/WizKids, developers of the recently released, widely popular HeroClix TabApp game announced the availability of the app for Android OS, extending its compatibility with additional tablet devices.

Inspired by the tabletop game, HeroClix TabApp is designed as a stand-alone introduction to the world of HeroClix, the world’s most popular and recognizable collectible figural game.  In HeroClix TabApp, players become their favorite super heroes, with live action battles combining physical toy figures with their tablet device.

“Players have asked for an Android OS-compatible version of HeroClix TabApp and we are happy to deliver,” said Justin Ziran, President at WizKids Games.

All HeroClix TabApp DC Comics figures are now compatible with select ASUS and Samsung devices.

The app can be downloaded immediately on the Google Play Store. The app is also available for iPad on the App Store.

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HeroClix TabApp DC Comics Out Now

DC Comics Super Heroes the latest version of HeroClix TabApp is now available in stores. The two different sets has six new figures to play with, both in the video game, but also can be used as part of regular Heroclix games. Including the new figures, the  game update includes over one dozen new maps, more than 30 DC Comics Super-Villains, and all new storylines and comic panels.

The DC Comics figures are available at Toys R Us, Walmart and hobby shops in packs of three at $14.99 each. The DC Comics Super Heroes pack includes Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman and The Dark Knight Rises figure pack adds Batman, Catwoman and Bane.

HeroClix TabApp™ can be downloaded free on the App Store.

HeroClix TabApp Now Available At Walmart

WizKids Games, creator of the recently launched HeroClix TabApp game for iPad, today announced the availability of HeroClix TabApp Marvel super hero figures at Walmart stores nationwide.

Fans, collectors and players can now pick up both Marvel figure packs, Marvel Super Heroes and Wolverine and the X-Men, at their local Walmart store.

The Marvel Super Heroes HeroClix TabApp figure pack includes Iron Man, Thor and Captain America miniatures, while the Wolverine and the X-Men figure pack introduces Wolverine, Cyclops and Ice Man.

You can check out our review and hands on demo from Gen Con 2012.

Gen Con 2012 – Review – Marvel Heroclix TabApp

With the official release, now seems to be a perfect time to go over my first hand experience with Wizkid’s Heroclix TabApp which blends the real and digital when it comes to the popular figure game. The first thing this game isn’t, a recreation of the table-top game on the iPad. That caught me off guard as the teasers leading up to it, lead me to believe that’s what I was checking out. Instead, what we have is a fun game aimed at a younger audience that uses Heroclix physical characters in combination with an app for the iPad. It’s a good bridge to get the younger set into the game.

With two sets, one featuring X-Men characters (Wolverine, Cyclops and Iceman) and the other being Marvel Super Heroes (Captain America, Iron Man and Thor), six figures total, each has a story over 15 maps and 30 enemies. The game is pretty simple. You put the figure on the screen and then enemies come at you forcing you to attack the enemies by tapping your finger. It took me two games to get it down, so it isn’t quite as simple as that.

It’s a fun solo experience, and with the figures usable in regular Heroclix games it’s a great way to get your young kid into the physical game. Cut scenes entertainingly introduce you to each level and threw a swipe of your finger, you’re able to use power-ups and special attacks. It’s fun and definitely has an audience in mind, ages 8 and up.

While the person I talked to was rather coy, there’s plans to expand and integrate DC characters. We can expect two sets, one based on The Dark Knight Rises and another general DC super hero set.

If your son or daughter constantly want to play with your Heroclix, but are too young, this is a great alternative to get them interested.

Publisher: Wizkids/NECA

Art: 8 Mechanics: 7 Product: 8 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Number of Players: 1
For Ages: 8+
MSRP:$14.99

Graphic Policy was able to review the game for FREE at Gen Con.

HeroClix TabApp™ to Include Marvel

HEROCLIX TABAPP™ TO INCLUDE MARVEL

Announces First Six Marvel Universe Super Heroes to Join Line-up

Hillside, N.J. & Cary, N.C.—May 29, 2012—This fall, Wizkids, game creator and wholly owned subsidiary of NECA, is enabling fans and players to unlock the wondrous world of HeroClix directly from their iPad devices, and have today announced the inclusion of Marvel Universe Super Heroes within the HeroClix TabApp™.

Seamlessly integrating physical HeroClix miniatures from several Marvel lines, HeroClix TabApp™ will feature stylistic versions of Marvel Universe Super Heroes Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Wolverine, Cyclops and Iceman, the six original Marvel HeroClix series one figures, at launch.

As Jamie Kampel, Director of Licensing, Marvel, explains, “We’re excited to partner with NECA on this brand new interactive toy. The HeroClix game has been hugely successful with Marvel and the HeroClix TabApp will further engage core fans and create a new entry point for consumers. “

Coinciding with the release of the new app, Marvel HeroClix TabApp™ miniatures will hit shelves of participating comic and hobby retailers this October.

HeroClix TabApp™ is the ultimate portable HeroClix play experience. Utilizing figure recognition technology, HeroClix TabApp™ combines physical HeroClix miniatures with your iPad and offers exciting combat experiences in detailed virtual arenas.

For more information on HeroClix TabApp™, visit www.heroclixtabapp.com.

Visit NECA/Wizkids at Licensing Expo 2012, June 12-14 in Las Vegas, NV. To discuss business opportunities or schedule an appointment to meet in person, please contact shannonp@necaonline.com.

About Wizkids
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA), WizKids is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. The HeroClix brand is the most successful collectible miniatures games on the market today, with over 250 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit www.marvel.com.

NECA/Wizkids, Icarus Studios Announce HeroClix TabApp™ For iPad

NECA/WIZKIDS, ICARUS STUDIOS ANNOUNCE HEROCLIX TABAPP™ FOR IPAD

Integrates Physical Toys with Digital Gameplay

Hillside, N.J. & Cary, N.C.—May 14, 2012—Leading entertainment conglomerate, National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) alongside game creators Wizkids and Icarus Studios, wholly-owned subsidiaries of NECA, today unveiled HeroClix TabApp™, an upcoming action-based iPad game, and the first in the TabApp™ series, integrating physical miniature toys with digital arenas. HeroClix TabApp™ is set for release this fall.

Featuring real-time combat, HeroClix TabApp™ integrates NECA’s vast array of licenses to bring popular characters commonly featured in NECA’s product lines to the game.

To play, physical miniatures are placed on the iPad device, the “digital game board.” Utilizing Icarus Studio’s xScape Platform figure recognition technology, exclusive content and game maps are unlocked based on the miniature selected. With a swipe of a finger players can move along the virtual board and take part in high-action battles against a multitude of evil villains.

Game Features Include:

  • One dozen physical super hero miniatures
  • 50+ virtual enemy figures
  • Over two dozen digital maps
  • Real-time combat

“Technology is changing the way in which consumers interact with toys and collectibles,” said Joel Weinshanker, President and COO at NECA.  “TabApp™ takes gaming to the next level, offering players an all new way to experience their favorite collectibles, toys and games in a portable (digital) format that fits their lifestyle.”

HeroClix TabApp™ is slated for release this October and will be available for iPad devices free from the iTunes store. Physical miniatures will be available at participating hobby and comic shop retailers.

For more information on HeroClix TabApp™, visit www.heroclixtabapp.com.

About Wizkids/NECA, Inc.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA), WizKids/NECA is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. The HeroClix brand is the most successful collectible miniatures games on the market today, with over 250 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.

About Icarus Studios, Inc.
Icarus Studios, a subsidiary of National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA), is a next generation game developer and technology provider. The studio’s xScape game development platform enables the production and cross integration of massively multi-player online games and iOS and Facebook applications. Upcoming titles utilizing the xScape Platform include MMOs Hailan Rising and Great Outdoors. Icarus Studios’ recent game credits include co-developing the award winning MMOG Fallen Earth, and Showtime’s Dexter: Slice of Life Facebook application  and Dexter: The Game for iOS, PC and Mac. Icarus Studios provides its partners with a total solution that includes design and content production, monetization, customer support, hosting, and a tightly integrated technology platform.