We all know the cult classic movie that is Mars Attacks!. What we might not know is that MARS ATTACKS started out as a trading card series first released in 1962. The 1980s saw Topps pushing out merchandise based on the MARS ATTACKS license, followed in 1994 by a set of re-printed cards. Of course the movie came along in 1996.
Now Mantic Games have teamed up with Topps to bring MARS ATTACKS to life as a miniature-based tabletop war-game. Combining Mantic’s high quality and well sculpted models with fun, fast and tactical gameplay, we will be introduced to an exciting new dimension to the resurgent sci-fi property.
This game is set against the backdrop of the new and expanding MARS ATTACKS universe, it will feature all of the fun and thrill of the classic series, plus new characters and factions. It will also tie-in closely with Topps’ just-announced all-new trading card series, Mars Attacks: Invasion, releasing in October.
“MARS ATTACKS is a world where giant robots, mutated insects and hordes of Martian soldiers face off against Earth’s military and innocent civilians— how could you not want to see a game out of that?” says Topps’ Adam Levine. “Mantic has quickly become one of the best in the business, and they’re the perfect team to adapt our outrageous visuals into this exciting new form.”
Mantic plans an early 2014 release.
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Mantic Games is bringing fun to sci-fi and fantasy gaming. In just 4 years, they have already released three complete gaming systems- Kings of War®, Warpath and Dreadball® and many supplementary products, such as Dwarf King’s Hold and Project Pandora. Their obsession for detail, simple but challenging games, and great value- for money has made them a rising star in the hobby industry.
To find out more, please visit www.manticgames.com.