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Universal Monsters

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Bigpoint
Developer: Bigpoint
Release Date: 2011

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'Universal Monsters' Announced

by Rainier on March 2, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m. PST

The Universal Monsters will be a 3rd-person, multiplayer action RPG that weaves together the lore of all of the classic Universal Monsters into a single, cohesive game world rife with themes from the classic films.

Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, The Wolf Man and many others come together to wreak havoc among unsuspecting villagers and townsfolk. With the ability to personalize their fighting style, players will experience the monsters’ journey as they travel to iconic locations and defeat hordes of angry mobs. Players will assemble their crew and join in the harrowing adventures of doom and horror!

Bigpoint’s San Francisco-based team aspires to capture the integrity of each property and include some of the early film techniques used in bringing the original monster characters to the silver screen.  The Mummy Online will recreate the style and intricate detail found onscreen in The Mummy franchise.  In developing these titles as browser-based games, both projects will be artistically unique and offer distinct gameplay.  Universal Pictures granted Bigpoint access to its vast image library to assist in the creative development of these projects.

“We see tremendous opportunity in translating Hollywood titles into browser-based games. Battlestar Galactica Online was our first attempt in working with such significant properties, the games recent launch has already surpassed our expectations,” said Heiko Hubertz, CEO and Founder of Bigpoint.  “We’re excited to begin these new projects in San Francisco inspired by great films that bring a built-in appeal from legions of fans around the world.”

“With full 3D, increasingly sophisticated design, and easy access for the end user, browser-based MMOG’s continue to emerge as an exciting gaming segment,” said Bill Kispert, Vice President and General Manager, Digital Platforms, Universal Partnerships & Licensing. “We look forward to partnering again with Bigpoint to bring some of our most iconic characters and universes to life in this space.”


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