Topps continues to expand the Mars Attacks universe by bringing game-maker Mantic Games aboard to its list of Mars Attacks licensees. Mantic will manufacture a miniature-based tabletop war-game version of Mars Attacks to be sold early next year. The game will combine sculpted figures with fast and fun tactical gameplay.
Mars Attacks will be the first licensed product for the four-year old company, Mantic Games. The company has previously released three gaming systems—Kings of War, Warpath, and Dreadball as well as supplementary products such as Dwarf King’s Hold and Project Pandora. “Mars Attacks is a cult classic series that fans have been falling in love with generation after generation,” says Ronnie Renton, Mantic CEO. “Its oddball blend of retro sci-fi visuals, dark humor and over-the-top violence will make for a unique tabletop experience…our team can’t wait to bring the Martians to life in ways no one has ever seen before!”
According to Mantic, the game will be set against the backdrop of the new and expanding Mars Attacks universe and will feature all of the fun and thrill of the classic series, plus new characters and factions that will see action in upcoming comic books and toys. It will also tie-in closely with Topps’ just-announced all-new trading card series, Mars Attacks: Invasion, releasing in October.
“Mars Attacks is a world where giant robots, mutated insects and hordes of Martian soldiers face off against Earth’s military and innocent civilians— how could you not want to see a game out of that?” says Topps’ Adam Levine.