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    Collectible Miniatures Game Starter Sets Sell Out; European Release Announced Source: Privateer Press press releases Official Site: Privateer Press has made a pair of major announcements concerning their new collectible miniatures game MONSTERPOCALYPSE.

    First up comes word that starter sets for MONSTERPOCALYPSE Series 1: Rise (PIP 50001) have sold out at the manufacturer level prior to the product’s upcoming launch date of October 10th, 2008. “We have seen such an overwhelming demand,” said Sherry Yeary, President of Privateer Press. “That we already have a re-stock of starter sets ordered and due to arrive in November.” Currently, Privateer Press still has Series 1: Rise Monster boosters and Unit boosters in stock to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for the game. In addition, starter sets will be readily available at the distribution and retail level to support the launch since the majority of initial distributor orders have been filled. “With free, fully-supported organized play kicking off with the launch of the product,” Yeary continued, “and escalating interest and awareness for the game, we want to assure our distribution partners, core hobby retailers and all of our excited fans and players that we will do everything we can to have Monsterpocalypse product available throughout the holidays and into 2009.” Retailers should contact their distributors to inquire as to the availability of MONSTERPOCALYPSE starter sets. Privateer has also revealed a deal that grants exclusive distribution rights of the MONSTERPOCALYPSE game to the French-based publisher/distributor Play Factory. “We are very pleased to announce this exclusive agreement between Privateer Press and Play Factory, for all MONSTERPOCALYPSE products” said Matt Wilson,Creative Director for Privateer Press. The agreement permits exclusive distribution rights to France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

    Wilson also stated that Play Factory would be fully supporting MONSTERPOCALYPSE in each of these countries with the same organized play program that supports the game in the U.S. In addition, they will also offer both the Mega Ares Mothership and the Mega Sky Sentinel Series 1: Rise redemption programs. (Details of these and other special offers can be found at “Play Factory has a reputation for outstanding customer service and we feel that they possess a level of excitement and commitment for Monsterpocalypse that is perfectly in line with how we are supporting the game here in the U.S.,” Wilson stated. “We`re thrilled to work with Privateer Press, a company who knows how to make good and fun packed games,” said Gregoire Boisbelaud, Sales and Marketing Manager for Play Factory. “As a magazine publisher, game editor and distributor, Play Factory looks for quality in all our products. Privateer Press succeeds in fulfilling this requirement. The close partnership between our two companies will allow us to promote and support the game and make it the success it deserves to be.” Retailers in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland should contact Play Factory’s sales and marketing department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about MONSTERPOCALYPSE.

    About the MONSTERPOCALYPSE Collectible Miniatures Game MONSTERPOCALYPSE, the Collectible Miniatures Game (CMG), brings the giant monster genre – a pop culture favorite – to the tabletop in the form of a fast-paced, action-packed game. Designed by Matt Wilson, the award-winning creator of WARMACHINE and HORDES, MONSTERPOCALYPSE leverages the critically acclaimed abilities of Privateer Press as a leading miniatures manufacturer to enter a new category of product with a property that appeals to a worldwide fan base of all ages. Players can visit for previews and updates about the game. About Privateer Press, Inc. Privateer Press, Inc. is a privately held, Seattle-based producer of entertainment and hobby brands such as the newly-announced MONSTERPOCALYPSE collectible miniatures game, the award-winning hobby miniatures games WARMACHINE and HORDES, the award-winning Iron Kingdoms property, and the Formula P3 hobby line. About Play Factory Play Factory is France’s leading specialized gaming press company with close to 1 million magazines sold a year. They also distribute YU-GI-OH! and MAGIC THE GATHERING TCGs in newsstands and are the exclusive licensee of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS 4th edition. They are also a boardgames and family games manufacturer. Learn more at ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For more information on MONSTERPOCALYPSE please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:

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