SOURCE: Wizards of the Coast

April 22, 2008 10:00 ET

Wizards of the Coast Builds a Galaxy of Possibilities for "Star Wars"™ Fans

RENTON, WA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Wizards of the Coast is expanding its line of popular Star Wars Miniatures and Roleplaying Games this year, debuting new products based on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the new animated feature and television series from Lucasfilm Animation, and to extend the storylines popularized in the numerous Star Wars movies, novels and comic books.

The highly detailed, pre-painted Miniatures are not only valuable collectibles; they are part of a highly tactical strategy game incorporating hundreds of characters from across the Star Wars universe. Together with the Roleplaying Game, these Star Wars products give fans a truly immersive experience.

March 28th marked the release of Legacy of the Force™, a 60-figure Miniatures set based primarily on the popular Star Wars: Legacy Dark Horse comic book series. With this set, fans will continue to re-enact the New Republic's struggle to maintain order years after the Battle of Yavin.

August continues another popular comic book theme -- Knights of the Old Republic™ -- with a 60-figure Miniatures set exploring the tale of the Republic 4,000 years before the original movies, when Sith Lords and Jedi Knights clashed and invading Mandalorians threatened the Galaxy. Each set contains iconic characters, vehicles, and beasts from the various storylines for a truly comprehensive Star Wars experience.

Premiering in theaters Aug. 15, and followed by an action-packed TV series in the fall, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will debut as Star Wars Miniatures in November, with a new Starter Set and 40-figure booster set -- both featuring unique characters from this hotly anticipated new Star Wars property.

"It's a great year to be a Star Wars fan," said Sarah Haines, Wizards of the Coast's Brand Manager for Star Wars. "There is so much depth and adventure to the Star Wars Saga being revealed this year. Our products truly allow any fan to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe and direct their gaming experience any way they choose -- with Star Wars Miniatures and Roleplaying Games, anything is possible!"

The rules of the Miniatures game are made to simulate the many skirmishes and battles that make the Star Wars universe so exciting. Gamers can recreate epic conflicts of the Clone Wars, or assemble their own squads and create all-new battles between their favorite Jedi Knights, Sith or troopers. The Star Wars Saga Roleplaying Game takes this a step further, allowing players create their own characters within the Star Wars universe.

Wizards of the Coast has a rich catalog of Miniatures based on the original Star Wars saga and expanded universe, including a recently released set that previewed characters from the highly anticipated video game, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed™. In addition to the quality sculpting, each new character includes a stat card, detailing their strengths and abilities and giving an unprecedented level of knowledge on this exciting new Star Wars era.

About Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), is a worldwide leader in the trading card game and tabletop roleplaying game categories, and a leading developer and publisher of game-based entertainment products. The company holds an exclusive patent on trading card games (TCGs) and their method of play and produces the premier trading card game, Magic: The Gathering®, among many other trading card games and family card and board games. Wizards is also a leading publisher of roleplaying games, such as Dungeons & Dragons®, Star Wars®, and publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information, visit the Wizards of the Coast website at www.wizards.com.

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