WizKids Games, a subsidiary of the National Entertainment Collectibles Association, has announced a new app that will extend its Marvel HeroClix brand to the iPad.
The HeroClix TabApp, which will combine physical HeroClix figures with digital gameplay designed for the iPad, will launch Sept. 23 and will initially be available exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us.
"We're thrilled by the positive response and excitement from the community surrounding HeroClix TabApp," says Justin Ziran, president, WizKids Games. "We can't wait to end the anticipation with the debut of our Marvel figures at Toys ‘R’ Us stores nationwide."
HeroClix TabApp Marvel figures will be available in packs of three. The first pack, available in conjunction with app launch Sept. 23, will feature Iron Man, Thor and Captain America. A second pack will follow shortly thereafter on Sept. 30 with Wolverine, Cyclops and Iceman figures. Each figure pack also contains cards for use in the tabletop game and free codes for HeroClix Online.
All HeroClix TabApp figures will have the classic HeroClix dials, meaning they can also be used without the iPad in HeroClix tabletop matches.
HeroClix began as a collectible miniatures game, wherein players construct teams of comic book characters and engage in turn-by-turn battle on a grid map. The HeroClix dial keeps track of each figure's game statistics via a rotating dial in the toy’s base.