18 marzo 2013

FFG se "deshace" de Tide of Iron.

FFG ha anunciado que "cede" los derechos del juego Tide of Iron a la editorial 1stGames. Este movimiento, teóricamente  tiene que favorecer a los seguidores del juego, que verán como se relanza,  en los próximos meses. Imagino que se intentará dar un nuevo empujón,  a un juego que había quedado un poco enquistado, en el catalogo de FFG. Veremos, si este movimiento re-juvenece un producto, bien valorado por los aficionados.

Since Tide of Iron’s release of in 2007, this epic board game of WWII tactical combat has taken players to the deserts of North Africa, the beaches of Normandy, the expanses of the Eastern Front, and beyond. Now, Tide of Iron is advancing toward new fronts!
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce a licensing deal with publisher 1A Games, under which 1A will produce the Tide of Iron game line, including its current and future expansions. 1A Games’ refers to its upcoming Tide of Ironproducts collectively as the “Next Wave,” and they plan to begin with the fall 2013 release of Stalingrad, a major expansion. Centered around one of the most famously besieged cities on the Eastern Front, Stalingrad is scheduled to be the first of several exciting releases.
An Ideal Fit
"Tide of Iron is a product line that has been near and dear to FFG's heart for years,” said Christian T. Petersen, CEO of Fantasy Flight Games. “It is one that has deserved more attention and energy than FFG's other commitments has allowed us to give it. With best intentions for the product and its avid fans in mind, we looked for a realistic way to make this product flourish. Fortunately, we didn't have to look very far. Dana Lombardy and Bill Jaffe have been involved with every Tide of Iron product since the first expansion, Days of the Fox, and extending a long-termTide of Iron master license to their new company, 1A Games, should be an ideal fit. I'm looking forward to where they and the rest of the 1A crew will take the game, and I'm thrilled for the players who should now see a new commitment to moveTide of Iron into an exciting future."
“We are honored and delighted to be chosen as the licensee for the Tide of Ironproduct line,” noted Dana Lombardy, Chief Creative Officer for 1A Games. “Bill Jaffe and I are big fans of FFG, and have enjoyed working on the Tide of Iron line for the past six years. This is a tremendous opportunity.”
Look for more on Tide of Iron from 1A Games in the coming months!
A Note to Retailers: As of March 15, 2013, all restock orders and Tide of Iron-related questions should be directed to 1A Games.

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