Sierra exhumes new Mummy game

Publisher taps Eurocom Studios and A2M for film-to-game tie-in of Universal Pictures' summer action flick on Wii, PS2, DS on July 22.

Way back in 1999 when the first Brendan Fraser-led occult action flick The Mummy debuted in theaters, Vivendi Games was on hand to develop the movie game tie-in, with Konami publishing. For the 2001 Universal Pictures sequel, The Mummy Returns, Vivendi took over game publishing duties and exported development to the burger slinger Blitz Games.

A little bit Indiana, a little bit Prince of Persia.

Now, with Universal slated to drop The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, the third installment in the franchise, on theaters August 1, Vivendi has once again returned to supply the game, this time through its soon-to-be subsumed subsidiary, Sierra Entertainment. A direct tie-in to the film, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor will release in North America a week before its silver-screen counterpart, on July 22 for the Wii, PlayStation 2, and Nintendo DS, while Europe will get the game a week after the film, on August 8.

Eurocom Studios (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) will handle console editions of Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, while A2M (Power Rangers: Super Legends) will supply the DS version of the game. A third-person action adventure, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor lets players live out the roles of film stars Brendan Fraser and Luke Ford as Rick and Alex O'Connell, battling servants of the Dragon Emperor (Jet Li). Players will rely on both their gunplay and their hand-to-hand melee prowess to navigate levels, and the game will also factor in puzzle-solving elements.

Sierra's recently launched Web site for the game has more information.

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24 comments
jknight5422
jknight5422

When it comes to tie-ins, just say NO. Keep in mind that one day there might be a time where the only game that comes out is related to a movie. And those are the worst games of all. I don't see that changing. Unless they start building the game first, over 5 year development cycles & then releasing the movie. It won't happen, so expect more tripe.

GatsuBlackSword
GatsuBlackSword

Have To Gunna Say This Game Will Tie With Jumper For The Worst Games Of This Year; And As Usual Movie Tie-In Games.....

DastardlyD
DastardlyD

The movie sounds awful (does everything have to have an Asian theme at the end of the canon? Lethal Weapon, Pirates o/t Caribbean, now The Mummy? Is the mummy gonna resurrect Jet Li? In fact, Jet Li was the villain in the last Lethal Weapon movie!), and if GameSpot's article today about movie-to-game tie-ins is any indication, the game will probably be pretty bad. This is the first I've heard of the movie or game; I'm sure they haven't been working on the game too long. Both will probably profit well, though, as history has taught us.

razgriz_101
razgriz_101

i will go see the film but i will avoid the game.movie tie-ins aint always good with the exception of spiderman and the godfather if you can count it as a tie in.

pinkyfoo
pinkyfoo

This is gonna rule! This has Oscar and Game of the Year written all over it!!!

akiwak
akiwak

this has SUCKS!!! written all over it.... Iron Man spent more time in the oven and was pre-planned before the movie and look at it.... and also Wii, PS2, and DS talk about small budget!

fishnpeas1
fishnpeas1

So in a nutshell, it will be POTC with different skins - I think i finished that in a day, so I don't think I'll bother with this one.

IKKF
IKKF

Screw the game, but I'll watch the movie. The return of Brendan Fraiser will be cool.

biggest_loser
biggest_loser

Oh thank god ! ....For a moment there I FEARed it might be coming for the PC! :D

5FingersOfDeath
5FingersOfDeath

They should hand out the game for those you buy the movie tickets.

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

it might just surprise us. . . the last game I played with a Mummy in it was "Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy" . . . that game kicked butt.

AngelCage
AngelCage

Fission Mailed????? yeah shure it will be.

belwyrm
belwyrm

Flat_Line - Lol agreed....I hate movie based games

Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

belwyrm So.....ah....Wii, PS2, and DS......interesting choice of consoles to develop the game on. ========================================== Probably because the previous games released sucked bigtime they don't wanna even waste the time making a Next-Gen flop.

belwyrm
belwyrm

So.....ah....Wii, PS2, and DS......interesting choice of consoles to develop the game on.

CodingGenius
CodingGenius moderator

I would be up for a Mummy game, as I can't get enough of Egyptian themed games.