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BREAKING NEWS: IDW Games Announces Atari® Partnership

IDW GAMES ANNOUNCES ATARI® PARTNERSHIP
Some of the Greatest Games of All Time Get New Life as a Tabletop Game Series

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San Diego, CA (March 8, 2017) Atari®, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, and IDW Games, announced today that they have entered into a partnership to produce a line of tabletop games based on several classic Atari videogame titles. Centipede®Asteroids®, and Missile Command® are all headed to the tabletop by way of Jon Gilmour, co-designer of Dead of Winter, and his hand-picked crew of up-and-coming co-developers.

Set to capture the feel of these classic titles, the Atari line of board games are fun, intense and fast-paced. While each game in the series will play differently from the others, they will all have you nostalgic for the days of being hunched over a CRT in a dark arcade with your eyes on the prize: top of the high-score chart.

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“Atari is one of the hallmarks of our generation,” says Jerry Bennington, VP of New Product Development. “We’re honored with the opportunity to be able to bring the Atari classic archive to the tabletop.”

“IDW Games has a fantastic history of bringing licensed products to market, and we’re thrilled to work out a partnership and see our classic games on the tabletop,” says Fred Chesnais, Chief Executive Officer, Atari.

The Atari series of games will launch with Centipede in the Fall of 2017 with future titles releasing intermittently shortly after.

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Stop by the IDW Games Booth (#222) at GAMA for an exclusive first look!


About Atari
Atari (www.atari.com) is an interactive entertainment production company. As an iconic brand that transcends generations and audiences, the company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®.

Atari has offices in New York and Paris.

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TMNT: Shadows of the Past Board Game gets its First Expansion!

One radical playable hero add-on for the massively successful TMNT: Shadows of the Past Board game!

April O’Neil, gutsy and independent ally of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is getting a premiere hero pack upgrade from Kevin Wilson, the same creator of the critical hit, TMNT: Shadows of the Past board game.

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Fans can continue the plot of the original base game, TMNT: Shadows of the Past, with the April O’Neil Hero Pack, which includes an all-new adventure comic featuring four new battle scenarios not available in any previous TMNT box set.

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The expansion includes April’s action dice, which features a double shuriken and two chi faces, making her a shredded powerhouse long-range fighter. Additionally, the pack includes 7 action cards such as First-Aid, which allows her to heal the Turtles, the boot-shaking Gravity Gauntlet, that both inflicts damage to opponents and knocks them back, and the Stealth Suit, which makes her incredibly hard to hit in combat.

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Also available in this expansion pack, is a new April O’Neil figure sculpt with a completely different look. With her hood up and gravity gauntlet raised, April is ready to stand up and fight alongside Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo.

In total, the TMNT: Shadows of the Past Board game expansion: April O’Neil Hero Pack upgrade includes the plastic figure, three Action Dice, seven Action Cards, a Hero Sheet featuring new art from Tony Vargas, and the Adventure Comic with 4 new Battle scenarios. Please note that this pack requires the base game to play.

Stay Tuned For An Announcement Of An Exclusive April O’Neil Free Gift Offer…

 

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IDW GAMES BRINGING TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES BOARD GAME TO KICKSTARTER!

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IDW Games is set to launch a Kickstarter campaign of radical proportions! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past, designed by Kevin Wilson, is a scenario-driven, miniatures-based combat board game, and its Kickstarter campaign is live now, featuring a host of exclusive gaming and publishing content, including an exclusive April O’Neil Hero Pack!

“Kickstarter seems like an incredibly fun way to show the game to the fans,” said Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator, Kevin Eastman. “It’s almost like having a month long convention celebrating all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. We’ll be able to show off all kinds of aspects of this awesome game and the IDW comic universe it comes from. There’s so much to be really excited for, but I’ll save some of the fun for when the campaign’s actually live!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past will feature story content from the hit ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IDW comic. Featuring a lasting story arc, the game allows two to five players will battle their way through a series of 60-90 minute missions with players developing their characters strengths, fighting styles, and equipment along the way. Expect to see all kinds of fan-favorite characters show up as the Turtles call on their closest allies for help in battling their deadliest foes.

“This campaign will allow us to interact with fans and give them a strong idea of what they’ll be getting in this game,” said IDW’s VP of New Product Development, Jerry Bennington. “We feel this is the definitive Turtle board game experience, and with the help of the fans, we’ll upgrade the game and add even more content to it, leveraging our talented staff and even some creators from the past that may surprise you.”

The Kickstarter campaign is live now! Backers have the choice between two versions of the game, both featuring exclusive boxes and content only available through Kickstarter. Once the game meets its funding goal, all backers will gain the ability to play as not just the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but as their long-time ally April O’Neil if they so choose. For the classic collectors, there’s a deluxe “Works Edition,” which comes with four exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles miniatures based off Kevin Eastman’s art style. More goodies will be added to both tiers as the campaign continues.

To learn more about IDW Games visit https://www.idwgames.com/games/tmnt/, “like” facebook.com/idwgames and follow @idwgames for more updates and spoilers.
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IDW GAMES TO ADAPT TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES INTO BIG BOX ADVENTURE BOARD GAME!

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Today, IDW Games announced a big box Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adventure game complete with sculpted miniatures that is going to shell shock gamers. Debuting in early 2016, the game will let players step into the roles of their favorite Turtle or ultimate villain, Shredder. Designed by Kevin Wilson with input from IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creative team, franchise co-creator Kevin Eastman, Bobby Curnow, and Tom Waltz, the game will be available in a standard and special limited-edition format, featuring artwork by Eastman.

“I’m so excited to participate in this game!” said TMNT co-creator, Kevin Eastman. “Working with IDW on their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics has been amazing, and now to get the chance to go even deeper into the story and have fans play out key moments from the series for themselves is something that’s really going to blow people away.”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shadows of the Past will be a scenario-driven campaign game that features story content from the hit ongoing IDW comic. Two to five players will battle their way through a series of 60-90 minute missions where players develop their characters strengths, fighting styles, and equipment along the way to create a lasting story arc. Fan-favorite characters like Casey Jones and Alopex will appear throughout the missions, as the Turtles call on their closest allies for help in battling their deadliest foes.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has 30 years of history, and we plan on tapping into all of it with this game,” said IDW’s Director of Business Development, Jerry Bennington. “Whether you’ve been a fan since the beginning or you’re just starting to realize how special these characters are, this game is a great way to dive into the sewers and start exploring!”

Expect to see plenty of overlap between the ongoing comic and the board game as game previews and exclusive content begin to show up in the back of the hit ongoing series. Contributions from the creative staff of IDW’s hit TMNT comic will make this board game come alive in ways not seen in past adventuring games. From expansions based on different micro-series and ongoing events, to character expansions featuring IDW’s awesome line-up of heroes, mutants, and miscreants, the turtles have never been more ready for adventure!
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IDW Games to Publish String Safari , To Hit Shelves in Spring of 2015

Latest Import from the Designer Behind Trains to Hit Shelves in Spring of 2015

75489e5e-5f20-473f-affa-74084159fdf0Today, IDW Games announced it would be bringing its latest imported title to market in April of 2015. String Safari, a game of tile placement and string manipulation has players competing to complete research projects by roping in the most exotic animals. Designed by Hisashi Hayashi (Trains, Lost Legacy: Binbo Tantei to Inbo no Shiro) and featuring all-new artwork by Fico Ossio (Skylanders) this all-ages adventure will rope in gamers from all walks of life.

“We can’t wait for people to see this game,” said Pandasaurus Managing Director, Molly Wardlaw. “To get a chance to publish something from one of our favorite game designers is thrilling. Fans of his other hits will love the fact that they can play a well-designed game with their kids. Strap on your pith helmet, and get ready for Safari.”

String Safari is designed for three to five players and is playable in about thirty minutes. The game features both an advanced and basic set of rules, so there’s plenty of fun for both younger gamers and the more experienced. This is the latest import from Japon Brand games, the publisher behind the mega-hits Love Letter and Machi Koro. String Safari will retail for $24.99 and is scheduled for release in the spring of 2015.


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Infectiously Fun Rattus Cartus To Be Published By IDW Games

rattus_cartus_games_splashHit Adaptation of the Rattus Series Delivers All New Gameplay Experience

This fall, IDW Games will bring a pox upon the house of any gamer brave enough to pick up a copy of their new card game, Rattus CartusRattus Cartus is a card game based off the International best selling Rattus series of board games.

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IDW Games Signs Multi-Game Deal To Bring Chew To Your Tabletop

chew_splashLast night at the Diamond Retailer Summit, IDW Games announced a deal with John Layman and Rob Guillory that will create a new line of CHEW tabletop games for fans to sink their teeth into. The smash-hit comic series is already on its way to an animated adaptation, and starting in early 2015 fans hungry for more CHEW will have Continue reading IDW Games Signs Multi-Game Deal To Bring Chew To Your Tabletop

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Hobby Market To Receive An Exclusive Machi Koro Game Card

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Today, IDW Games announced a pre-order exclusive bonus card for the hotly anticipated Machi Koro card game set for release this July. The card will be exclusive to hobby and gaming stores and will only be inserted in pre-ordered, first-edition copies of the game. While Machi Koro isn’t due out until July, retailers hoping to participate Continue reading Hobby Market To Receive An Exclusive Machi Koro Game Card

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IDW Games To Release The X-Files Big Box Board Game

_X-Files_Page_SplashThis summer, fans of The X-Files will have a brand-new way to search for the truth, with the release of a brand-new big box board game! Players will get the chance to take on the role of Mulder, Scully, and the X-Files team as they work to uncover global conspiracies and threats while going up against various members of the Syndicate.

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