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PRIVATEER PRESS ANNOUNCES VOLTRON: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE
EDITION OF MONSTERPOCALYPSE
Seattle WA. March 26, 2009—Privateer Press, Inc. and World Event Productions, Ltd. are proud to announce an agreement giving Privateer Press rights to license the widely popular Voltron: Defender of the Universe
for Privateer's hit collectible miniatures game Monsterpocalypse. The new set is expected to release in early 2010 and will feature iconic characters from the classic Voltron
Matt Wilson, Privateer Press' Chief Creative Officer and Monsterpocalypse creator, said about the agreement, “Monsterpocalypse was created with the goal of being able to feature guest stars from our favorite films and TV shows that have done so much to inspire the creation of the game. Along with millions of other fans since Voltron
hit our airwaves in the 80s, we at Privateer have all been in love with that indomitable Defender of the Universe, and we couldn't be more thrilled to see Voltron
as the very first media celebrity to be featured in Monsterpocalypse.”Tiffany Ilardi
, Managing Director of World Events, added, “WEP is excited to bring fans of both Monsterpocalypse and Voltron
together exclusively to further immerse themselves in the mythology and magic of Voltron
. It's a perfect fit.”Jeremy Corray
, Creative Director for WEP and head geek, concluded, “Privateer Press' passion for play and devotion to detail will deliver, for the first time ever, a Voltron
-themed tabletop game that will allow anyone behind the Lion to ‘Form Blazing Sword’ on wild new Robeast creations that fit perfectly in the Monsterpocalypse world. We can't wait!”
The announcement comes as Voltron
celebrates its 25th anniversary as a global animated icon and the brand builds towards new entertainment announcements, including a big-budget live-action movie on the scale of Transformers
. Join the celebration at www.Voltron
More information regarding pricing and release dates, as well as news regarding the Monsterpocalypse: Voltron
set, will be announced as it becomes available on www.monsterpocalypse.com.
About the Monsterpocalypse Collectible Miniatures Game
Monsterpocalypse, the collectible miniatures game (CMG), brings the giant-monster genre—a pop culture favorite—to the tabletop in the form of a fast-paced, action-packed game. Designed by Matt Wilson, the award-winning creator of WARMACHINE and HORDES, Monsterpocalypse leverages the critically acclaimed abilities of Privateer Press as a leading miniatures manufacturer to enter a new category of product with a property that appeals to a worldwide fan base of all ages. Players can visit www.monsterpocalypse.com for game previews and updates.
About Privateer Press, Inc.
Privateer Press, Inc. is a privately held producer of entertainment and hobby brands based in the Seattle area. Its products include the newly released Monsterpocalypse collectible miniatures game, the award-winning WARMACHINE and HORDES hobby miniatures games, the award-winning Iron Kingdoms property, Bodger Games, the full-color No Quarter Magazine, and the Formula P3 hobby line. To learn more about Privateer Press, visit www.privateerpress.com or contact the president, Sherry Yeary, at (425) 643-5900 or [email protected]
About World Event Productions
World Events Productions (WEP) is a St. Louis-based Koplar Communications International Company specializing in the international licensing, production, and distribution of animated television entertainment and the sole licensor of all Voltron
properties worldwide. World Events Productions properties are licensed throughout the world with presence in more than 60 countries. More information on other WEP properties can be found at HYPERLINK "http://www.wep.com"www.wep.com.
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, Voltron: Defender of the Universe
, and their logos are registered trademarks of World Event Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Used under license.