Sierra’s The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor video game released

Mumbai: Sierra Entertainment announced that The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor video game, based on Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic adventure directed by Rob Cohen — set to hit theatres 1 August– has shipped to retailers across North America. Developed by Eurocom Studios for Wii and PS2 and by A2M for Nintendo DS, the video game mirrors the action and adventure found in the latest chapter in the hit Mummy series.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor game was created through a licensing agreement with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group.

In The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, a third-person action-adventure video game, players will take on the heroic roles of Rick O’Connell and his son, Alex. Gamers will follow the explorers on their journey to defeat the vicious Dragon Emperor and his reawakened terracotta servants.

The game allows players to switch between gunplay and hand-to-hand melee attacks. It also features a fast and fluid combat system and an arsenal of weaponry that can be used to vanquish the many bone-chilling enemies players will face during their journey. Fans of the film will fight their way through the Mummy universe by utilizing combat, puzzle solving, and hieroglyphic decoding game play elements throughout.

"The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor video game is inspired by the re-invention of one of the most successful and recognized film franchises to date," said Sierra Entertainment global marketing senior vice president Al Simone. "This intense adventure captures the humour and action of the film and extends the cinematic action to the small screen."

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is rated T for "Teen" and is available on Wii for the suggested retail price of $49.99, PlayStation2 system for $39.99 and Nintendo DS for $29.99.

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