Irvine, CA—January 26, 2012: Cryptozoic Entertainment today announced plans to develop all-new Champion Decks for the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, which is based on the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game from Blizzard Entertainment. Designed as the next step up from Class Decks, Champion Decks will let players take on the role of iconic characters from Warcraft lore, and will debut in spring 2012.
Decks representing five different monstrous villains and courageous heroes will be available, letting players begin playing right out of the box. Players can select from Hogger (Gnoll Warrior), Murkdeep (Murloc Shaman), or Emberlimb (Ancient Druid) on the Monster side and Lady Jaina Proudmoore or Dark Lady Sylvanas Windrunner on the hero side. With these powerful characters leading the charge, the Champion Decks will provide both new and experienced players a competitive deck for casual and tournament play at local hobby store Battleground events.
Each deck will consist of 60 cards, one Hero card, one Crown of the Heavens Booster Pack, five new Token cards, a quick start guide, and an official rule book. Additionally, each deck will include a bonus epic card reprint from either Scourgewar, Wrath Gate, or Icecrown. Plus, players will have a chance to obtain randomly inserted Loot® cards that provide cosmetic in-game items for their online World of Warcraft characters – a common Nightsaber Cub (non-combat pet), uncommon Statue Generator (instant pedestal), or rare Blazing Hippogryph (flying mount).
The World of Warcraft Trading Game Champion Decks will be available in spring 2012 with an MSRP of $11.99 per deck. For more information on the Champion Decks and other upcoming World of Warcraft Trading Card Game products and events, visit www.wowtcg.com.
About Cryptozoic Entertainment
Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics and trading cards including the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, Food Fight™ and The Walking Dead™ Board Game. Following a philosophy and core principal of “Fans First”, the Cryptozoic Entertainment team consists of dedicated gamers and fans who are focused on producing the most fun and amazing products along with epic events that bring all gaming fans together as part of the Cryptozoic community. Visit www.cryptozoic.com for additional product and event information
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes thirteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.
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