Pojo's Friday News Page
March 18th - 2005
WIZKIDS ANNOUNCES DC HEROCLIX: ICONS
WizKids Inc., makers of the popular Mage Knight(tm),
HeroClix(r) and MechWarrior(r) collectable miniatures games
(CMGs), is proud to announce DC HeroClix: Icons, the
upcoming base set for the DC HeroClix game.
"DC HeroClix: Icons is the perfect way for new players to
jump into HeroClix," said Mike Samora, vice president of
Sales and Marketing at WizKids(r). "The set includes
favorite characters like Superman and Batman, and popular
teams like the JLA and Titans." DC HeroClix: Icons features
all-new sculptures and statistics for these figures,
offering new and existing players alike a powerful and fun
series to collect.
DC HeroClix: Icons Starter Sets will contain everything two
players need to get into the game, including two
preconstructed forces with six characters found only in the
Starter Set, and complete rules, tokens, a map and dice (MSRP
$12.99). Each DC HeroClix: Icons Booster Pack contains two
randomly inserted figures (MSRP $3.99). The set contains 60
figures, including the six characters in the Starter Set and
six super-rare characters, and bystander tokens, battlefield
condition cards and feat cards.
WIZKIDS OFFERS THE WORLD OF TOMORROW WITH ROCKETMEN: AXIS
16, 2005 (SEATTLE) - WizKids Inc., makers of the popular
Pirates of the Spanish Main(tm) and Pirates of the Crimson
Coast(tm) constructible strategy games(tm) (CSGs), is proud
Rocketmen(tm): Axis of Evil, a new CSG debuting this summer.
Rocketmen will be accompanied by both Web- and DVD-based
cartoons that feature a cutting-edge animation style that
updates the fun of a retro space serial. WizKids created the
CSG genre in 2004.
"WizKids(r) is committed to creating innovative new games,"
said Mike Samora, vice president of Sales and Marketing at
WizKids. "Rocketmen combines large-fleet strategy, resource
management and a fun, "retro-space" universe." In the weeks
leading up to the release of Rocketmen, an exclusive cartoon
will debut on the WizKids website.
Later, a DVD will collect all eight episodes of the cartoon,
add two new episodes and come with exclusive Rocketmen game
The Rocketmen game will be sold in fine game, comic, and
hobby stores everywhere. Its exciting fictional universe was
created by Jordan Weisman, and the game was created by
WizKids' award-winning game designers.
MLB Showdown 2005
Wizards of the Coast has just released MLB Showdown 2005.
New cards will change the way the game is played.
No Joystick Required
A company turns hit PC titles into old-style board games.
In the age of Jobs and Gates, the trend, of course, has been
to turn existing board games like Monopoly and Scrabble—the
analog stuff of yesteryear—into on-screen,
bells-and-whistles experiences. In turning that around,
Drover's company represents part of a resurgence that began
in Europe with small, independent publishers and focused on
simple rules and detailed art; popular games included
Princes of Florence (a Renaissance trading game) and
Settlers of Catan (where players build cities and try to
become the dominant force on an island). The "Euro-gaming"
movement spread to North America, helped in part by Wizards
of the Coast stores at shopping malls across the country.
Ghost Recon 2 deployed for GameCube
Ubisoft's squad-based shooter enlists Nintendo's console;
controversial plot sees elite commandos battle in North
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 has finally invaded the Nintendo
GameCube, Ubisoft announced today. The game was developed by
Ubisoft Shanghai, which also had a hand in developing the
PlayStation 2 version with Ubisoft Paris.
Pokemon amusement park opens in Nagoya
A long queue of children and their parents formed Friday for
the opening of an amusement park dedicated to the Japanese
Pokemon cartoon characters in Nagoya at one of the sites for
the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi Prefecture, which opens
Nintendo Announces Pokémon Competition, Pokémon
Emerald Pre-order Bonuses
Pokémon fanatics in the United States and Canada have been
given an opportunity to take part in a Pokémon knowledge
competition, and subsequently win a cache of prizes courtesy
of Nintendo. Starting today, March 15, visitors to
pokemon-games.com will be greeted by a "Pokémon Emerald
Frontier Battle Graphic," wherein Pokémon fans will be able
to register to compete in the contest.
Zelda Trailer: A Closer Look
We put Nintendo's new Legend of Zelda teaser under a
magnifying glass. Inside, 12 revelations you may have
Nintendo's new Legend of Zelda title isn't scheduled to
release for GameCube before the holidays, but that hasn't
stopped overzealous fans from speculating on how the game
might be different or enhanced over previous installments in
the series. Most of the recent talk about the adventure
outing stems from a gorgeous new trailer released by
Nintendo that shows off never-before-seen areas and
mechanics in the game. Naturally, editors and readers alike
have meticulously combed over every frame in the video,
hoping to catch a glimpse of some previously unnoticed,
special secret that will set the message boards ablaze.