With The Mummy releasing in cinemas today, Universal has announced three videogame tie-ins that will allow fans to deeper entrench themselves in the film’s world.
The Mummy Prodigium Strike, developed by Starbreeze Studios, is a “groundbreaking location-based experience” in which players take on the role of a Prodigium agent tasked with capturing the ancient Princess Ahmanet. Of course, to do so, you’ll have to battle hordes of her minions first. You can’t buy The Mummy Prodigium Strike to play in the comfort of your own home, however. Utilising the 210-degree virtual reality headset StarVR alongside some nifty 4D elements, The Mummy Prodigium Strike can only be experienced at the Hollywood & Highland Centre in Los Angeles, and the IMAX VR centre in Los Angeles and New York. Tickets are $15 and $12 respectively.
The Mummy Dark Universe Stories is something you can play at home. Actually, you can play it anywhere. A mobile game developed by Night School Studio, makers of the rather brilliant Oxenfree, The Mummy Dark Universe Stories is an episodic, supernatural adventure for iOS and Android that picks up right where the movie leaves off. Playing as Nick Morton, the protagonist of The Mummy, you’ll have to make important narrative decisions as you progress through an immersive tale told via some beautiful comic-book style illustrations. Launching later this month, new story chapters will be added on a regular basis to keep players hooked.
The Mummy Demastered is the game we’re really going to keep out eyes on though. Developed by WayForward of Shantae fame, The Mummy Demastered is a 2D retro-inspired action game in which you assume control of an elite Prodigium agent tasked with taking down Princess Ahmanet’s undead army, saving the world in the process. Launching in late August for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC, we’re looking forward to seeing more of WayForward’s The Mummy Demastered.