Official Press Release
March will mark the highly anticipated release of Powerstorm: Top Cow Edition in stores. Powerstorm is a non-collectible, customizable card game that focuses on replicating comic book battling action. The game's core mechanic is a blow-by-blow boxing match-style approach where every blow against your opponent's characters counts. Powerstorm is two games in one: starter decks can be played using the casual, Euro-style Training Wheels rules, or used with the advanced, tournament-oriented Comprehensive Rules.
The Top Cow Edition of Powerstorm features characters from Top Cow Productions, Inc. The inaugural set of Powerstorm features characters from Cyberforce and Strykeforce comics, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the creation of Cyberforce. The Darkness is being released simultaneously as an exclusive promotional character to Powerstorm fan club members. Witchblade, Hunter/Killer, The Magdalena, and other Top Cow titles will be featured in future expansions to the game.
This represents the first time in almost a decade that Top Cow has been part of a licensed card game, and the first time ever that a customizable card game has launched with Top Cow's characters as the marquee licensed property.
Lee Valentine, President of Veritas Games Company said, "We are very excited about working with Top Cow. They have some of the very best art in the comic business and a great stable of interesting characters to work with. We are proud to launch the game as our flagship product".
"When Lee first approached me about Powerstorm I was interested but not incredibly excited," commented Matt Hawkins, President and COO of Top Cow Productions, Inc., "In less than a year he's converted me to a true believer. This system is very exciting, captures the core differences of all these characters and adds innovation to a growingly homogenized market."
Inquest Gamer proclaimed that Powerstorm is "a bit flashier with more chrome" when compared to Upper Deck's Vs. System, and Scrye Magazine calls Powerstorm "an intensely strategic game that favors decision-making over luck" and proclaims that Top Cow fans will be "enraptured" by Powerstorm.
Powerstorm is available through finer hobby game and comic book distributors as well as via direct sale from Veritas Games Company and Top Cow Productions, Inc.. Powerstorm was designed by Lee Valentine, the President of
Powerstorm, the Powerstorm logo, the crimson square in the sky, and Veritas Games Company are trademarks of Veritas Games Company, LLC.
Top Cow, Witchblade, The Darkness, Cyberforce, Strykeforce, Codename: Strykeforce, The Magdalena. All and 2007 Top Cow Productions, Inc. Hunter-Killer. ™ and 2007 Top Cow Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Vs. System and Upper Deck are trademarks of the Upper Deck Company. Scrye is a registered trademark of F+W Publications. Inquest Gamer is a trademark of Wizard Entertainment.
Top Cow was founded in December of 1992 by artist Marc Silvestri who co-founded Image Comics in the same year. Top Cow currently publishes its line of comic books in 21 languages in over 55 different countries. The company has launched 20 franchises (18 original and 2 licensed) in the industry's Top 10, seven at #1, a feat accomplished by no other publisher in the last two decades. Its flagship franchise Witchblade was TNT's #1 original film of 2000. Virtually all of Top Cow's other properties are in development as feature films, live action television, animation or video games. Top Cow has also successfully licensed and merchandised its franchises into toys, statues, clothing, lithographs, puppets, posters, magnets, shot glasses, lighters, lunch pails, wall scrolls, mouse pads, die cast cars, calendars, Christmas ornaments, Halloween masks, trading cards, standees, video games and role playing games.