Press Release: November 29, 1999
New DC Universe Roleplaying Game Hits Stores in Early December
New York, NY-West End Games is proud to announce the release of the highly
anticipated DC Universe Roleplaying Game. The game ships from distributors
on December 8, 1999, for an in-store date of the second week of December
in most locations. The DC Universe Roleplaying Game, nicknamed the
RPG, gives comic book fans the chance to create new heroes and play
their favorite characters in the DC Comics universe.
"The release of the DCU RPG has been a long time coming, but
we think that once fans see it, they'll agree the time was well spent,"
said Scott Palter, Editorial Director of West End Games. "These first products
are the foundation of an on-going series that we hope will run for many
years to come, so we took the extra time to make sure every component of
the game is just right-that the final product lives up to the DC Comics
standard of excellence."
"We also know how important it is for retailers to have key launches
like this in time for the holidays," Palter continued. "The DCU RPG
will be on the shelves for the height of the important end-of-the-year
The initial game products consist of:
This is the launch of an on-going line of roleplaying books based on the
characters, stories, and settings of the best-selling comic books. DC Comics
is working closely with West End Games to ensure that all products accurately
reflect the current DC continuity.
256-page rulebook with new and classic art by some of DC's top talents,
Narrator's Screen that includes a three-panel screen and an 80-page
set of six custom Hero Dice, and
a box set that contains the previous three products plus an exclusive 22"
x 34" poster of Joe DeVito's incredible cover painting.
The DC Universe Roleplaying Game products can be found at most
hobby, comic, and book stores. Fans who need help finding a place can call
the Comic Shop Locator at 1-888-COMIC-BOOK.
DC Comics, a division of Warner Bros., a Time Warner Entertainment company,
has a 60-year history of innovative publishing and utilizing its characters
to support the marketing of products. From its early alliance with Kelloggs'
on the classic Superman radio programs, which debuted in 1940, to the first
online service launched by a major comics publisher, DC Comics heroes have
consistently captured the public's imaginations in a variety of media.
In its 25-year history, West End Games has published more than 400 roleplaying
games and game-related products, including material based on the legendary
Wars movie series, the hit film Men in Black, and the internationally
and Xena TV series. They also created the
DC Universe Roleplaying Game product information:
DC Universe Roleplaying Game rulebook: $28.95, stock number 52000,
Hero Dice: $5.95, stock number 52001, ISBN 0-87431-627-8
Narrator's Screen with companion book: $12.00, stock number 52002,
DC Universe Roleplaying Game deluxe box set: $35.00, stock number
52003, ISBN 0-87431-628-6
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characters, names, indicia, and related material are TM & © 1999
DC Comics. All Rights Reserved.
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