HILLSIDE, N.J. and CARY, N.C., April 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.
"TabApp™ Elite takes HeroClix TabApp to the next level, expanding on physical and digital integration," said Justin Ziran, president at WizKids/NECA. "Players can activate and transport multiple physical figures in game, enjoy fast paced action and enhanced visuals while customizing their play style with each figure's Combat Dial™."
The DC Comics Superman™ Starter Pack, which contains a physical Superman™ TabApp™ Elite figure and branded ClixStation is available for US$14.99. Also available is a Booster Pack, US$9.99, 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.
For ages 8 and up, TabApp™ Elite takes players on a heroic adventure, unleashing powers of legendary super heroes right on their iPad® or Android device! Heroes are invited to play their way, choosing from a selection of widely popular DC Comics Super Heroes, variety of play styles, 3D isometric maps and more!
For more information on TabApp™ Elite, visit www.tabappelite.com.
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.
MFV, majority-owned by NECA, is a game development studio dedicated to merging physical merchandise with interactive technology. MFV combines an extensive catalog of intellectual properties with a veteran team with offices in Los Altos, CA and Cary, NC.
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DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
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