Game Based On Universal Pictures’ Upcoming Epic Adventure Makes Its Way To Wii, PlayStation(R)2 system and DS
LOS ANGELES, July 29 /TMRZoo.com/ — Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, today announced that The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(TM) video game, based on Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic adventure directed by Rob Cohen — set to hit theatres August 1 — has shipped to retailers across North America. Developed by Eurocom Studios for Wii(TM) and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, and by A2M for Nintendo DS(TM), the video game mirrors the fast-paced action and adventure found in the latest chapter in the hit Mummy series.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(TM) game was created through a licensing agreement with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group.
In The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(TM), a third-person action-adventure video game, players will take on the heroic roles of Rick O’Connell and his son, Alex (played by Brendan Fraser and Luke Ford, respectively, in the film). Gamers will follow the explorers on their harrowing journey — across exotic locations from the catacombs of ancient China to spectacular Himalayan peaks — to defeat the vicious Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) and his reawakened terracotta servants.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(TM) allows players to switch seamlessly between gunplay and hand-to-hand melee attacks. It also features a fast and fluid combat system and an extensive arsenal of weaponry that can be used to vanquish the many bone-chilling enemies players will face during their journey. Fans of the film will fight their way through the Mummy universe by utilizing combat, puzzle-solving and hieroglyphic decoding gameplay elements throughout.
“The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(TM) video game is inspired by the re-invention of one of the most successful and recognized film franchises to date,” said Al Simone, senior vice president, global marketing, Sierra Entertainment. “This intense adventure captures the humor and fast-paced action of the film and extends the cinematic action to the small screen.”
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(TM) is rated T for “Teen” and is available on the Wii for the suggested retail price of $49.99, PlayStation(R)2 system for $39.99 and Nintendo DS for $29.99. For more information, please visit the game’s official Web site at http://www.mummyvideogame.com/.