NECA Announces Action Figures From Epic Games’ “Gears of War” Video Game
Hillside, New Jersey, January 17, 2008 – NECA announces the release of Gears of War Action Figures, due in stores late spring of 2008. The first wave in an ongoing line of action figures, the first assortment includes main character Marcus Fenix, Augustus Cole, and the villainous Locust Drone. Featuring an unprecedented amount of detail, extensive articulation, and game-accurate accessories, the Gears of War Action Figures will appeal to the most dedicated Gears of War players, as well as action figure collectors in general.
Since its Fall 2006 debut, Gears of War has broken sales records on the Microsoft Xbox 360, selling more than 4 million copies worldwide, and has received numerous awards including GameSpot’s “Game of the Year” and the Interactive Achievement Awards’ “Overall Game of the Year.” The game thrusts players into humankind’s epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet. The story unfolds as a ragtag group of soldiers use every last ounce of strength to survive the onslaught from the forces of evil, which begins on the historic Emergence Day.
About Epic Games
Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its Unreal series, recently shipping Unreal Tournament 3 for PC and PlayStation 3. Epic’s breakthrough game, Gears of War, sold over 4 million copies and was awarded overall Game of the Year for 2006 by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Game Developers Choice Awards, GameSpot, GamePro and many others. Epic is also responsible for the Unreal Engine, which is the underlying technology for a wide range of games including the Game Critics Awards’ Best Console Game and Spike TV’s 2007 RPG of the Year Mass Effect by BioWare and the 2007 BAFTA Best Game and Spike TV Game of the Year BioShock by 2K Games. Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 is the current holder, and four-time consecutive winner, of Game Developer magazine’s Front Line award for Best Engine. Epic was also recognized as 2006 Studio of the Year by Spike TV, Developer of the Year by Official Xbox Magazine and 2007 Large Company of the Year by the North Carolina Technology Association. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games Web site at www.epicgames.com.
About NECA, Inc.
NECA is a worldwide leader in the design, development and marketing of Collectors toys and consumer products. Its Products are sold in more than 50 countries on 6 continents.
In 2006, Gears of War proved itself to be the latest landmark in epic gaming and this spring, fans can delve further into the world of Gears of War with the first series of Gears of War Action Figures. Fans can expect extensive coverage of this highly anticipated release, starting with NECAonline‘s exclusive reveals of the first images of the hit game’s central character: Marcus Fenix!