World of Warcraft Minis Unveiled!

World of Warcraft Minis Unveiled!

Posted by on Feb 8, 2008 in News, Previews |

Following the huge success of the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, Upper Deck Entertainment plans to release a World of Warcraft® Miniatures Game, which will be available in hobby and retail outlets in Fall 2008. Now you’ll be able to act out your favorite World of Warcraft® moments with highly detailed 3D renderings of all the classes, including iconic characters like Warchief Thrall and fan-favorite Leeroy Jenkins!

The World of Warcraft® Miniatures Game will be UDE’s debut in the collectible miniatures market, bringing in some of the industry’s most talented sculptors from all over the world, including Jacques-Alexandre Gillois (France), Juan Navarro Perez (Spain), Stefan B. Niehues (Germany), and Steve Saunders (USA). Paint schemes were designed by Studio McVey. “The quality level of this product is unprecedented in the collectible miniatures category,” said 20-year-veteran miniatures painter Mike McVey. “This is a product I am happy to put my name behind.”

Each pre-painted miniature will be mounted on a uniquely engineered base, allowing it to serve both as a game piece and a collectible. In the spirit of the action and adventure of Blizzard’s MMO, the Miniatures Game will feature standalone raid and dungeon scenarios, letting players play cooperatively against other players or fully automated dungeons.

“We are very excited to be entering the collectible miniatures category, and there is no better property for the hobby market than World of Warcraft,” said World of Warcraft® Miniatures Product Manager and Lead Game Designer Justin Gary. “We worked closely with Blizzard to ensure that the miniatures met a high standard of quality and that the gameplay was true to the online experience.”

A robust Organized Play structure will be launched to support the new World of Warcraft® Miniatures Game, including hobby in-store tournament programs, Darkmoon Faire tournament events, and National and World Championship tournaments.

The countdown has begun! As the official release draws closer, this site will be updated with pictures of the minis, details about gameplay, and downloadable demos. Stay tuned to and get ready for the next generation of miniatures gaming!