Browser-Based Game Lets Players Be Legendary Monsters; Rising Up this
San Francisco, CA - June 12, 2012 - Bigpoint today released new information
about its anticipated free-to-play (F2P) browser-based title,Universal Monsters
Online. The game, which Bigpoint is developing in collaboration with Universal
Partnerships & Licensing, will enable players to experience Universal?s iconic
cast of classic monsters in a highly-competitive Multiplayer Online Battle Arena
Taking on the persona of Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, and The Creature
from the Black Lagoon ? among many other notable monsters from Universal?s rich
history ? players compete with and against each other in a blend of combat and
strategic game play.
Like all Bigpoint titles,Universal Monsters Online will be F2P. In-game currency
can be used to purchase items such as new characters (after a free-trial
period), unique character skins, and special abilities.
Bigpoint plans to begin closed beta testing shortly, and is now encouraging
players to sign-up for early access at:
About the Universal Monsters
Starting more than 80 years ago, Universal Pictures created some of the most
iconic characters in cinematic history. These monsters introduced visions of
terror that created indelible impressions, and their legacy continues to haunt
our collective nightmares. Beginning in 1923 with The Hunchback of Notre Dame
and continuing with the horror classics The Phantom of The Opera,Dracula,
Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf
Man,The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Van Helsing, the Universal Studios
Monsters have stood the test of time, appealing to countless generations and
living on in popular culture today.
About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal?s consumer product licensing, film and home
entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal?s
theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This
dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio?s vast library
of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities.
UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world?s leading media
and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of
entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and
operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier
motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading
television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation
owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
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