Wizkids Announces Halo ActionClix Collectable Minatures Game
February 02, 2007
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. Retail sales inquiries should be directed to Dennis OBrien, WizKids Director of Sales, at (425) 460-4311 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.