The Mummy is Getting a Pixelated Tie-In Game Called ‘The Mummy Demastered’
Universal Studios’ Dark Universe kicks off this week with the release of The Mummy, bringing a new version of the classic Egyptian monster to cinemas, with the promise of more supernatural theatrics to come. While Tom Cruise is facing off against the ancient undead on the big screen, so too will gamers on somewhat smaller screens, thanks to game developers WayForward. The Shantae developers are teaming up with Universal to create The Mummy Demastered, a retro-style action platformer for PC and consoles (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One), and by the looks of the first screenshot and description, it looks like a pretty fun time.
WayForward is thrilled to be teaming up with Universal Brand Development on "The Mummy Demastered" video game for PC and consoles! pic.twitter.com/3bX4F3vCcq
— WayForward (@WayForward) June 8, 2017
“The Mummy Demastered from WayForward, known for pixel games that bring the look and fun of classic arcades to modern consoles, is a platforming adventure game based on The Mummy. Launching in late August 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam, players will enter a world of evil as an elite Prodigium agent who is tasked to take down Princess Ahmanet’s army of the undead and save the world at any cost. Players will explore dark forests, maze-like military compounds and the sandstorm-filled streets of London in this retro-inspired adventure.”
In addition to WayForward’s effort, Universal is also putting together two more Mummy tie-in games later in the summer, which include an episodic mobile game for Android and iOS called The Mummy: Dark Universe Stories, and a VR experience titled The Mummy Prodigium Strike. The mobile game from Night School Studio will be available later in June, while the VR game by Starbreeze Studios will be available exclusively at IMAX VR locations in Los Angeles and New York. It’s unknown as of yet if The Mummy Prodigium Strike will become available at more venues or see a wide release.
All in all, The Mummy Demastered seems like it’s in good hands, as WayForward is well-known for their excellent throwback games Double Dragon Neon and DuckTales: Remastered, as well as their long-running Shantae series of platformers. Based on a sole screenshot, do you think WayForward’s The Mummy Demastered will be a better than average movie tie-in game, or will it be much worse than it seems? Are you more interested in the other two Mummy-adapted titles? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to read about the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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