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Van Helsing

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Action

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'Van Helsing' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 11:31 a.m. PST

“Van Helsing for Nintendo’s Game Boy® Advance offers players a wild adventure filled with frightening creatures, furious combat and daring escapes,” said Luc Vanhal, VU Games’ North American President & COO. “With legendary characters like Dracula and The Frankenstein Monster as well as action-packed hand-to-hand and ranged combat, Van Helsing is a must-have for fans of handheld action gaming.”

In the game, players take control of Van Helsing as he attempts to put a stop to Dracula’s evil scheme and destroy the dark creatures that inhabit the ancient land of Transylvania. Over the course of their crusade, players will travel through 10 supernatural environments such as a haunted forest, Castle Frankenstein, Castle Dracula and ominous caverns. Armed with an arsenal of deadly weapons including a grappling hook, pistols, tojo blades, a crossbow and an electric gun, players will tangle untold fiends and evil minions including the legendary dark prince Dracula as well as his brides, The Wolf Man, the Frankenstein Monster and Mr. Hyde to name a few. Additionally, players will be able to utilize Van Helsing’s signature grappling hook to escape impending doom and pull creatures within melee range.

Van Helsing for Nintendo’s Game Boy® Advance has been rated “T” for teen by the ESRB and will be available on May 7th for a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information, log on to

About the Film

Deep in the mountains of Carpathia lies the mysterious and mythic land of Transylvania—a world where evil is ever-present, where danger rises as the sun sets, and where the monsters that inhabit man’s deepest nightmares take form. Innovative filmmaker Stephen Sommers—who so imaginatively re-envisioned Universal’s classic Mummy character in the worldwide blockbusters The Mummy and The Mummy Returns—now widens his cinematic scope and multiplies his creative inspiration by breathing new life into the most time-honored pantheon of classic Universal monsters and setting them in a stunning new world of fantastical reality. Sommers’ all-encompassing vision for a world as tangible, real and visceral as any caught in the stranglehold of inescapable evil blends the recognizable and the unimaginable into a vivid, epic backdrop for his tale of ultimate evil against a lone force of good: Van Helsing.

Van Helsing is licensed by Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Vivendi UNIVERSAL Entertainment (VUE) (, the U.S.-based film, television and recreation entity of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company and is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of VUE.

The film stars Hugh Jackman (X-Men, Swordfish, Kate & Leopold) and Kate Beckinsale (Pearl Harbor) and opens nationwide May 7, 2004 release.

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