In a case of interesting game merchandising, free-to-play title Offensive Combat will be getting its own series of weapons for block figures (think Lego, Mega Bloks). Toy-maker BrickArms will be manufacturing the miniatures which will replicate weapons from the game, and be sized to match two-inch mini-figures.
In a statement to the press, Dusty Welch, CEO of developer U4iA spoke about the partnership.
“As gamers to the core, we’ve never outgrown the excitement of seeing our video games come to life,” said Welch. “We’ve gone to great lengths to create some of the most fantastic weapons ever in a first-person-shooter. Now, we’re doubling up the fun by creating replicas of these weapons specifically designed for mini-figures. We love the work BrickArms does and believe our fans will be equally thrilled when they see some of their favorite BrickArms weapons available in Offensive Combat.”
Will Chapman, founder of BrickArms LLC also spoke a bit about what he describes as “crossover” appeal.
“BrickArms fans are always on the lookout for new and exciting weapons with ‘crossover’ appeal,” said Will Chapman, founder of BrickArms LLC. “To play a game like Offensive Combat online, and then turn around and play with dutifully recreated toy replica weapons in their mini-figure scaled world, is unprecedented. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring these high-quality toys to life, and I know they will be a hit.”
Offensive Combat is currently in its closed beta, so check back soon for more updates on this interesting browser-based FPS.