NECA unveiled HeroClix TabApp, an upcoming action-based iPad game, and the first in the TabApp series, integrating physical miniature toys with digital arenas. HeroClix TabApp is set for release this fall.
Featuring real-time combat, HeroClix TabApp integrates NECA’s vast array of licenses to bring popular characters commonly featured in NECA’s product lines to the game.
To play, physical miniatures are placed on the iPad device, the “digital game board.” Utilizing Icarus Studio’s xScape Platform figure recognition technology, exclusive content and game maps are unlocked based on the miniature selected. With a swipe of a finger players can move along the virtual board and take part in high-action battles against a multitude of evil villains.
Game Features Include:
- One dozen physical super hero miniatures
- 50+ virtual enemy figures
- Over two dozen digital maps
- Real-time combat
“Technology is changing the way in which consumers interact with toys and collectibles,” said Joel Weinshanker, President and COO at NECA. “TabApp™ takes gaming to the next level, offering players an all new way to experience their favorite collectibles, toys and games in a portable (digital) format that fits their lifestyle.”
HeroClix TabApp is slated for release this October and will be available for iPad devices free from the iTunes store. Physical miniatures will be available at participating hobby and comic shop retailers.