Original IDW Games Press Release via idwgames.com:
IDW Games Announces Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Steve Jackson Games and Nickelodeon
San Diego, CA February 13th, IDW Games, Steve Jackson Games, and Nickelodeon Consumer Products are excited to announce Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This collaboration brings the mega-hit Munchkin card game series to the next level. Players take on the roles of the Turtles and their friends to fight monsters and grab treasure. The card game will be available in standard, deluxe, and deluxe ultimate formats and features all-new art from iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator, Kevin Eastman, along with artist Tadd Galusha, and gameplay developed by designer Jon Cohn.
Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brings Steve Jackson Games and IDW Games together for an action-packed card game combining iconic characters from Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe with the engaging gameplay of the long-running Munchkin series. This latest version of Munchkin will be supported with a Kickstarter campaign set to launch at 11am PST on March 7th and will feature thrilling reveals and extras. Paired with unique and iconic art from Kevin Eastman, fans of the series will be able to enjoy the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a whole new way.
Along with the standard edition available at retail stores, Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will also be released in two special editions only available through the Kickstarter campaign, a Deluxe Edition and a Deluxe Ultimate Edition. Each Deluxe Edition will feature character standees and a fully illustrated mounted Level tracker. The Deluxe Ultimate Edition will feature variant, retro-style coloring on all components that will be reminiscent of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics published over 30 years ago.
Jerry Bennington, Vice President of New Product Development for IDW Publishing, said, “We are excited to team up with Steve Jackson Games and Kevin Eastman for this incredible project. The Turtles are a perfect fit for the engaging world of Munchkin.”
Munchkin “Czar” and Line Editor Andrew Hackard stated, “Millions of kids in my generation grew up with the Turtles. I can’t tell you how thrilled we are to be working with IDW on this new game. Cowabunga!”
Munchkin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be launching March 7th on Kickstarter with a $29.95 SRP for the Deluxe Editions. The standard edition will carry a $24.95 SRP and all editions are scheduled be available in June 2018.
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.
IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson. IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.
IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Dragonball Z, Atari Series, and TMNT.
IDW Entertainment serves as the worldwide distributor of Wynonna Earp airing on the Syfy Channel in the U.S. and is producing BBC America’s Dirk Gently, based on the bestseller by Douglas Adams starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett.
About Steve Jackson Games:
Steve Jackson Games, based in Austin, Texas, has been publishing games, game books and magazines since 1980. SJ Games recently released the Munchkin Collectible Card Game, based on its best-selling game Munchkin, which has over 9 million games and supplements in print worldwide. Other top sellers are Simon’s Cat Card Game, Zombie Dice and Illuminati. Past hits have included Car Wars and the GURPS roleplaying game system. Steve’s very first game, Ogre, originally published in 1977, has been recently released as a video game on the Steam platform, bringing a tabletop classic to a new generation of fans.
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
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