WIZKIDS OFFERS THE WORLD OF TOMORROW WITH ROCKETMEN: AXIS OF EVIL
March 16, 2005 (SEATTLE) — WizKids Inc., makers of the popular Pirates of the Spanish Main™ and Pirates of the Crimson Coast™ constructible strategy games™ (CSGs), is proud to announce Rocketmen™: 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® 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 pieces.
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.
Founded by 20-year game-industry veteran Jordan Weisman, WizKids is a Seattle-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating tabletop games driven by imagination. Its Mage Knight™, MechWarrior® and HeroClix® CMGs are among the most successful games on the market today, and the company has sold hundreds of millions of figures worldwide. For additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com.