Though I doubt it will be the final frontier for the game, WizKids/NECA announced today that it will make a Clix game using the Star Trek license. More specifically, the company will create “HeroClix branded miniature games to be sold both physically and digitally, set in the Star Trek universe, including all of the Star Trek television shows and Star Trek feature films.” The interesting bit (other than a new collectible Star Trek game) is the word “digitally” – could this mean a Star Trek Clix iPhone app, maybe? Time will tell. Gamers will get their first opportunity to boldly go where no Clix have gone before this December 2010. I say, tribbles versus borg, aaannnd… fight!
WizKids/NECA press release follows:
WIZKIDS/NECA ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS TO DEVELOP STAR TREK® GAMES
June 8, 2010 (Hillside, NJ) – WizKids/NECA and CBS Consumer Products today announced that they have entered into an agreement wherein WizKids/NECA will create HeroClix branded miniature games to be sold both physically and digitally, set in the Star Trek universe, including all of the Star Trek television shows and Star Trek feature films.
“Star Trek changed the way people think about the future,” said WizKids/NECA President Lax Chandra. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to marry our innovative game design and exceptional miniatures with the incredibly rich Star Trek franchise. We believe HeroClix and the Star Trek Universe are ideally suited for cooperative gaming and table top miniature simulation and will speak to gamers in a new and compelling way.”
The first WizKids/NECA Star Trek game will release around Christmas, 2010 with additional expansions to follow.
A wholly owned subsidiary of the National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc. (NECA), WizKids/NECA is a New Jersey-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating games driven by imagination. The HeroClix brand is the most successful collectible miniatures games on the market today, with over 250 million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.
©2010 WizKids/NECA LLC. All rights reserved. HeroClix and WizKids are trademark of WizKids/NECA LLC.
® & © 2010 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Huh, interesting. One wonders whether it’ll be a starship-scale, Starfleet-Battles-ish game (potentially cool) or a character-scale game like the other HeroClix titles (probably hella lame).
I’d imagine they could try for one of each, but the two might not be compatible with each other due to scale differences. It seems like there’s more potential variety of figures in the character-scale version, but I’d hate to start seeing “Red Shirt away team with phaser”, “Yellow shirt away team with phaser”, “Blue shirt away team with phaser”, ala the lackluster selection in HaloClix.
I’d buy a starfleet battles alike.