WizKids/NECA announces partnership with 4K Media Inc to make Yu-Gi-Oh! products
WizKids will soon be adding Yu-Gi-Oh! to their HeroClix game, according to this press release.
From the announcement:
4K Media Inc., the newly formed, wholly owned subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it is creating a line of the games using the WizKids HeroClix and Dice Building Game platform, Quarriors, featuring the Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic animated library. Under the agreement, WizKids will produce a line of games based on the beloved animated series that first aired eleven years ago. The first HeroClix release will feature approximately 50 collectible HeroClix figures released with a two player Starter and Booster expansion packs. The product is expected to hit the market later this year with additional sets being released throughout 2014. Yu-Gi-Oh! HeroClix and Dice Building Games will be available at specialty, hobby and comic book stores worldwide excluding Asia.
Mr. Shinichi Hanamoto, chairman and president corporate officer 4K Media Inc. said, “We think the combination of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic brand and HeroClix will be a big hit especially in the gaming community who have ardently supported our brand for so many years and who love the HeroClix game play. It is a terrific opportunity to offer another way to engage our fans.”
Justin Ziran, president of WizKids said “We’re honored to be involved with Yu-Gi-Oh!, such a tremendously successful property with such a long history of success. We’re excited to offer pre-painted figures of beloved characters to Yu-Gi-Oh! fans around the world.”
The Yu-Gi-Oh! phenomenon swept the US and global markets in 2001 and continues to captivate boys with its best-selling trading card game, animated television series and motion picture releases.