20 November 2014
WizKids and Gale Force Nine Unveil X-Men: Mutant Revolution
Lead a mutant school and battle for control of the world
Hillside, NJ — November 20, 2014 — Expanding upon the successes of Marvel Comics-themed games like Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men and Marvel HeroClix, WizKids today announced a partnership with game creator Gale Force Nine to publish X-Men: Mutant Revolution in March 2015.
Based on Gale Force Nine’s popular Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery tabletop game, X-Men: Mutant Revolution will allow you to play as classic X-Men characters, including Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, or Storm, as each leads a different school with unique powers and abilities. 2-4 players can take part in the mutant action, each recruiting heroes and students to their school, then training teams and sending them on missions to spread their school’s vision for mutants to the world.
“When we played Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery we were impressed with the ‘fun first’ approach inherent to the game engine,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “Our goal with X-Men: Mutant Revolution was to bring that fun-first experience to a new audience by using a top shelf IP coupled with our Combat Dial technology – the HeroClix dial – which simplifies record-keeping and streamlines gameplay.”
“Given our long-term relationship, this agreement was a great way to see the core mechanics from one of our games used for a different setting,” said John-Paul Brisigotti, CEO of the Battlefront Group, which includes Gale Force Nine. “The fit with the Marvel Universe is a good one and we look forward to seeing the material adapted in X-Men: Mutant Revolution.”
In the aftermath of the Phoenix event, new mutants are appearing all over the Earth. Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, and Storm each have a vision for the future, but will they unite humans with mutants or will they tear the world apart?
X-Men: Mutant Revolution Features:
- Play as Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto, or Storm as they lead their school with unique powers and abilities. Recruit heroes and students. Train your team. Send them on missions to spread your vision for mutants to the world.
- 2-4 players battle head-to-head for the future of mutantkind as leaders of the mutant schools.
- Based on the bestselling “Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery” from Gale Force Nine.
- Includes four (4) pre-painted character miniatures and bidding dials featuring the Combat Dial® (HeroClix) technology.
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.
About Gale Force Nine
Gale Force Nine, LLC. (GF9) is a game company focused on making thematic, engaging games and premium gaming accessories. In addition to creating the highly acclaimed boards games Spartacus, Firefly and Sons of Anarchy, GF9 produces accessories, miniatures and terrain for use with Dungeons & Dragons, Flames of War and many other popular miniature games. Started in 1998, GF9 is located in Earlysville, Virginia. Gale Force Nine is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Battlefront Group. Visit www.gf9.com for more information.