AND UNIVERSAL’S THE MUMMY SHIPS TO STORES ADVENTURE GAME UNRAVELS MACABRE
City, Calif., November 16, 2000 – Konami of America Inc., and Universal
Interactive Studios announced today that the action/adventure game The Mummy
has shipped to stores nationwide for the PlayStation® game console. Developed
by Rebellion Interactive Limited and produced by Universal Interactive
Studios, The Mummy mirrors the chilling adventure of the highly acclaimed film
The Mummy by Universal Studios in awesome 3D detail.
Mummy for PlayStation will carry a suggested retail price of $39.99. Versions
for the Game Boy® Color, PC CD-ROM, and Sega Dreamcast will also be
developed. The game is rated “T” for “Teen” by the ESRB.
Mummy will thrill both fans of the movie as well as fans of the 3D action
adventure game genre” said Jason Enos, Product Manager at Konami of America.
“The spine-tingling encounters, fast-paced action and arcade style puzzles
will keep players at the edge of their seats.”
Rick O’Connell, players combat the living dead and other ghostly residents
of Hamunaptra, City of the Dead. The game puts the fate of the film’s heroes
in the hands of the player as they search for treasures and attempt to defeat
Imhotep, the guardian Mummy. There are numerous mummies to battle, each with
their own unique abilities, plus a horde of other creepy characters such as
scarabs, spirits, and swarms of locusts. Complete with terrifying visuals and
sound effects fashioned after the hit movie, The Mummy will thrill those who
dare to enter its grim and cavernous paths. The locations depicted throughout
have been re-created from the screenplay of the film and include interactive
environments such as trap doors, pitfalls, breakaway platforms and hidden
traps. Customized character behavior and real-time action lend authenticity to
the game settings. Aspheric pre-lighting, spot effects and live sparks
highlight the chilling action hiding around every corner.
Konami Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic
entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game market. Konami’s
action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid,
Silent Hill and Castlevania, among other top sellers. In addition, the company
recently entered into an agreement with ESPN to develop and publish sports
games. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at
www.konami.com. Konami Co., Ltd. is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo,
Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami America in the US and Konami of Europe
in Frankfurt, Germany.
Universal Interactive Studios Universal Interactive Studios produces
electronic entertainment for current and next generation game consoles and PC
platforms based on Universal Studios character, movie, and television
franchises and original content.
Interactive Studios is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com),
a diversified entertainment company and a worldwide leader in motion pictures,
television, home and location based entertainment. Universal Studios is a unit
of The Seagram Company Ltd., a global entertainment and beverage company.
Mummy" interactive game 2000 Universal Interactive Studios, Inc.™
Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing, Inc. and Developed
by Rebellion. Published and distributed by Konami Co., Ltd. All Rights
Note to Parents: The 1999 motion picture “The Mummy” is rated PG-13.
Consult www.filmratings.com for