Funko Announces Licensing Agreement with Wizards of the Coast To Produce Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker Figures
LYNNWOOD, WA – February 16, 2014 – Funko is excited to announce a new licensing agreement with Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) to produce Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker figures for their popular Pop! Vinyl Figures and new Legacy Collection Action Figures lines. “We are deeply honored and very excited that Wizards of the Coast chose Funko as a partner to develop truly cool collectibles for Magic: The Gathering. I know the fans of Magic have been waiting nearly 20 years to get their hands on some fantastic Action Figures and stylized Vinyl figures. I promise that we won’t disappoint them!” said Brian Mariotti, CEO of Funko.
WizKids Announces Licensing Agreement With Wizards of the Coast for Dungeons & Dragons Pre-Painted Miniatures
WIZKIDS ANNOUNCES LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH WIZARDS OF THE COAST FOR DUNGEONS & DRAGONS PRE-PAINTED MINIATURES This summer, WizKids will debut an all-new line of Dungeons & Dragons pre-painted miniatures that complement the recently announced Tyranny of Dragons adventure theme. Adding to the excitement of the recently announced Tyranny of Dragons from Wizards of the Coast, WizKids Games, a division of National Entertainment Collectibles Association, Inc., is excited to announce an all-new line of pre-painted miniatures for Dungeons & Dragons. The first set of miniatures will coincide with the launch of the highly-anticipated next edition of Dungeons & Dragons tabletop roleplaying game, set to release in summer 2014.
Wizards of the Coast Reveals Tyranny of Dragons
As announced by USA Today, Wizards of the Coast today revealed Tyranny of Dragons, a massive, action-packed storyline that will fuel Dungeons & Dragons entertainment experiences in 2014. This year, D&D is pitting heroes everywhere against hordes of evil dragons led by the 5-headed queen of dragons, Tiamat. Through video games and mobile games, in-store play at local hobby stores, tabletop gaming and more, this year will be the biggest and most exciting in Dungeons & Dragons history.
Twentieth Century Fox and Hasbro to Develop Magic: The Gathering As a New Film Franchise
Twentieth Century Fox and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) have joined forces to make a series of films based upon Hasbro’s Wizards of the Coast’s fantasy-adventure property, MAGIC: THE GATHERING. Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past), whose Genre Films banner is based on the Fox Lot, will serve as the franchise’s creative steward and produce in close partnership with Hasbro. The announcement was made today by TCF production president Emma Watts, and Stephen Davis, president of Hasbro Studios.
Wizards of the Coast Announces Thrilling Dungeons & Dragons Launch for Summer 2014
December 19, 2013 – Renton, WA – Wizards of the Coast today announced that the highly-anticipated new rules system for Dungeons & Dragons will release in summer 2014. After nearly two years of an open public playtest and more than 175,000 playtest participants, the rules are complete. Players will be immersed in rich storytelling experiences across multiple gaming platforms as they face off against the most fearsome monster of all time.
Victory is One Back Alley Deal Away With New Lords Of Waterdeep Mobile Game From Playdek and Wizards of the Coast
CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 21, 2013– Playdek, a leading mobile video games publisher, and Wizards of the Coast , a subsidiary of Hasbro, and leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer, today announced the release of the highly-anticipated Lords of Waterdeep on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Available on the App Store (on Nov. 21), Lords of Waterdeep is a stunning digital adaptation of the award-winning Dungeons & Dragons strategic board game. In Lords of Waterdeep, two to five players assume the role of masked Lords controlling the intriguing city of Waterdeep, one of the most beautiful yet dangerous port cities in the Forgotten Realms. The Lords’ identity remains secret during gameplay so strengths won’t be visible to opponents. The masked Lords vie to purchase buildings and control the city by recruiting agents, whom they send on quests to gain power. Often employing shady dealings in the underbelly of the city and back alleys, the Lords, through their agents, negotiate and outwit each other to rule the city, its treasures and resources.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Launches "Beyond School Walls" Mentoring Partnership with Wizards of the Coast and Cascade View Elementary School
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound has partnered with Wizards of the Coast and Cascade View Elementary school to launch “Beyond School Walls,” a workplace mentoring partnership that pairs 12 Wizards of the Coast employees with students for one-to-one mentoring. The mentoring pairs will meet twice a month throughout the school year at Wizards’ main offices in Renton, WA, where mentors and students will enjoy lunch together, talk about school and personal goals and build relationships.
Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition Available Now for Pre-purchase
EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- Beamdog, Atari, and Overhaul Games announce pre-purchasing for Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition on Mac and PC has begun, in preparation for release on November 15th, 2013. The original Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, launched in September 2000, and became the most celebrated Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying video game of its time. On November 15th, gamers new and old can experience the epic continuation and conclusion of the Bhaalspawn Saga with full HD resolution support and area art remastered from the original renders.
Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers Expansion Announced
Wizards of the Coast today announced that the Magic 2014 - Duels of the Planeswalkers Expansion will release on September 18, 2013.* Adding depth to the latest installment of the wildly popular Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise, the Magic 2014 Expansion will give players the opportunity to explore new planes, fight new enemies and face new challenges. Available on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PC via Steam, PlayStation Network, iPad, and Android via Google Play and the Amazon App Store, fans will be able to check out the expansion for the first time this weekend at PAX Prime (August 30 – Sept 2) in the Magic booth (#1642).
Neverwinter Fury of the Feywild Now Live
(Redwood City, CA) August 22, 2013 -- Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios are pleased to announce that the widely-acclaimed free action MMORPG Neverwinter, set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast, has launched its first free Module, Fury of the Feywild. Set in the adventure zone of Sharandar, Feywild adventurers will experience new lore, new instances, a new dungeon, and much more.
Dungeons & Dragons Launches The Sundering
Dungeons & Dragons Launches The Sundering; Invites Fans of Fantasy Entertainment to Make Their Stories Legend The most popular setting in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, The Forgotten Realms, is about to be completely reshaped by an epic event announced today by Wizards of the Coast. The Sundering is an extensive story spanning multiple expressions of the contemporary fantasy entertainment franchise that offers fans the opportunity to impact the fate of the world along the way.
Magic 2014 - Core Set Launches Today
July 19, 2013 – RENTON, WA – Wizards of the Coast today launched the Magic 2014 – Core Set, which comes hot on the heels of the release of Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers, the latest installment in the hit video game franchise. Featuring 249 black-bordered cards, the Magic 2014 – Core Set includes randomly inserted premium versions of all cards in the set and is available in booster packs, intro packs and fat packs. On September 7, 2013, fans are invited to attend Magic Celebration where they will have the opportunity to play in a special format event using cards from the Magic 2014 – Core Set and receive cool downloadable content.
KRE-O Dungeons & Dragons Announced
In anticipation of Comic-Con International in San Diego, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced today the expansion of their KRE-O construction brand to include DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, the iconic fantasy entertainment brand from Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. Fans at Comic-Con should stop by the Hasbro booth on Friday, July 19 at 9:00-10:00a.m. for a chance to receive a special edition KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS collectible poster while supplies last and view early KREON models. Kids and fans will be able to find KRE-O DUNGEONS & DRAGONS building sets at retail locations in January, 2014.
Neverwinter Announces First Expansion, Fury of the Feywild
Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios are pleased to announce that the widely-acclaimed free action MMORPG Neverwinter, set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast, is launching its first content expansion, Fury of the Feywild, on August 22, 2013. This free Module allows players to explore the enchanted woods of Sharandar, play as Sun and Moon Elves, collect new weapons and items, earn new rewards, encounter new creatures, and much more.
Magic 2014-Duels of the Planeswalkers Available Today
Wizards of the Coast today launched Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers on PlayStation Network, iPad and, for the first time ever, on Android tablet via Google Play and the Amazon App Store. Magic 2014, which will also release on Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC via Steam tomorrow, challenges players to “Ignite Your Spark” and help Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar in a quest for revenge as they track down a manipulative and dangerous Planeswalker foe.
Neverwinter Now Live
(Redwood City, CA) June 20, 2013 -- Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios today announced the launch of the highly-acclaimed free action MMORPG Neverwinter, set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast. "Over 1.5 million players have explored Neverwinter during our Open Beta. That's an incredible turnout of gamers and we are humbled by the support and grateful for all the feedback that has led us to this official launch," said Cryptic Studios Executive Producer and COO, Craig Zinkievich. "Our game combines the rich setting of Neverwinter with intense action combat and engaging content. With the Foundry, our user-generated content tool, players can also create an endless amount of imaginative quests and campaigns. The exciting part is that we’ve only just begun and already our 1.5 million players, and those millions of new gamers we expect from this launch, can look forward to our first free expansion module, Fury of the Feywild, in the near future. It's been a long journey, but now the adventure can really begin."
Kaijudo - Clash of the Duel Masters Launches With All New Cards and Powerful New Spells
Wizards of the Coast today released Kaijudo – Clash of the Duel Masters, the largest expansion set to-date in the Kaijudo trading card game. This time, the stakes are bigger than ever before with all new creatures, spells and multi-civilization cards. Fans can celebrate the set release and begin testing out their new decks on Saturday, May 25th during the official Clash of the Duel Masters Set Premiere at their local participating game stores. With this set, the War of the Civilizations has begun and players will discover fearsome new creature types like King Tritonus and Infernus the Immolator. Kaijudo – Clash of the Duel Masters is available in 9-card booster packs (MSRP $3.99), as well as two 40-card competitive decks (MSRP $11.99 ea), Psychic Assault and Skycrusher’s Might, each containing one exclusive card.
DeNA Extends Agreement with Hasbro to Develop G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND and Dungeons & Dragons Arena of War
Following the successful initiative with Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) on the release of TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS, DeNA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2432) announced today it is collaborating with Hasbro on two new free-to-play mobile games tied to the company’s popular intellectual properties G.I. JOE and the Wizards of the Coast LLC. brand Dungeons & Dragons. In G.I. JOE: BATTLEGROUND players lead and assemble teams of iconic G.I. JOE heroes and COBRA villains to battle against each other. Arena of War puts players in the Forgotten Realms for a battle roleplaying game that combines questing, character leveling, and small team collaboration with the most engaging mobile game mechanics on the market, such as in-game events and massive multiplayer competitions. Both mobile games are being developed and published by DeNA and they will be available on the company’s Mobage mobile social games platform later this year for Android, iPhone and iPad devices.
Dungeons & Dragons Online: Shadowfell Conspiracy to Launch August 19th
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast announced today Dungeons & Dragons Online: Shadowfell Conspiracy, the second expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) developed by Turbine, will launch on August 19th, 2013. Shadowfell Conspiracy takes place in the beloved Forgotten Realms setting, features an increased level cap and introduces new Iconic Heroes and much more. Players can pre-purchase the expansion starting today.
Dragon's Maze Set Launches
Wizards of the Coast today announced the launch of Dragon’s Maze, the third set in the Return to Ravnica block for Magic: The Gathering. A massive puzzle spans the city-world of Ravnica, and all ten guilds are racing to be the first to crack the mystery. Rumors abound that whoever navigates the maze of clues could command world-shaking power. Which guild will take the prize?
Perfect World Europe B.V. to Also Launch Neverwinter in Turkey, Poland, Italy
Perfect World Europe B.V. is pleased to announce that in addition to launching the highly anticipated action MMORPG Neverwinter in France and Germany, the free-to-play game set in the acclaimed Dungeons & Dragons universe from Wizards of the Coast is also launching in new territories. Fully localized and coming to Turkey, Poland and Italy in the summer of 2013, Neverwinter is poised to take Europe by storm.
Magic: The Gathering at Seattle EMP Museum
Wizards of the Coast today announced that its popular Magic: The Gathering franchise will be part of a new fantasy exhibit debuting at Seattle’s EMP Museum this weekend. The exhibit will display several key pieces from Magic’s archive of incredible world-building imagery alongside artifacts from high-profile pop culture and fantasy phenomenons including Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and more. The Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibit will launch tonight at 6:30pm PT with a special opening celebration – QUEST: Fantasy Exhibit Opening Adventure – followed by the official public opening tomorrow, April 27, 2013.