Sierra Ent., a division of Vivendi Games, today announced the development of THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR, a videogame based on the Universal Pictures' production. The game, which will mirror the film, is being developed by Eurocom Studios for the Wii and PlayStation 2 and by A2M for Nintendo DS. THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR game was created through a licensing agreement with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group.
In the third-person action-adventure game, players will take on the roles of Rick O'Connell and his son, Alex (played by Brendan Fraser and Luke Ford, respectively, in the film). Gamers will follow the lead characters on their journey -- across exotic locations from ancient Chinese catacombs to beautiful, but dangerous, Himalayan peaks -- to defeat the revived servants of the Dragon Emperor (Jet Li). THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR allows players to switch seamlessly between gunplay and hand-to-hand melee attacks, and also features a fast and fluid combat system and an arsenal of weaponry that can be used to vanquish the many enemies players will face during their journey. Fans of the upcoming Universal Pictures film, directed by Rob Cohen and set to hit theatres this August 1st, will fight their way through THE MUMMY universe by utilizing combat, puzzle-solving and hieroglyphic decoding gameplay elements.
THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR videogame is expected to be available at North American retailers July 22, 2008. For more information, please visit the game's official Web site at http://www.mummyvideogame.com.
Sierra Entertainment (http://www.sierra.com), a division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes innovative, high-quality interactive entertainment for personal computers, videogame systems and handheld gaming devices.
A2M is one of Canada's foremost independent videogame developers. Since 1992, A2M has created original concepts and developed games for leading videogame publishers across all available platforms: portable, current generation and next generation. A2M employs over 430 people at its studio in Montreal.