Mattel Announces Hybrid Game System

Mattel today disclosed plans to ship a CD-ROM-based game system that allows players to scan collectible cards to enhance characters' battle abilities in a videogame. HyperScan, a 32-bit system that plugs into the TV, is slated to ship in October for $69.99, which includes a controller, an X-Men CD game, and six X-Men collectible Intellicards. Cards are said to include 20 to 40 hours of play per character; each game has about 100 corresponding cards.

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