The Mummy Awakens on Store Shelves

It's time to fight against the Dragon Emperor

There are lots of rumors going on regarding the future of some Vivendi-owned franchises, as well as a few of their best studios (like World in Conflict creators Massive Entertainment, or High Moon Studios) but it seems that, at least for the moment, everything is fine at Sierra, since the company has just announced the release of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.

The game, based on Universal Pictures' upcoming movie, is only available for Nintendo's Wii and DS consoles, as well as Sony's PlayStation 2. However, this does not mean it's a poor game - we all know that Sierra always does a good job with its titles.

"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 Al Simone, senior vice president, global marketing, Sierra Entertainment. "This intense adventure captures the humor and fast-paced action of the film and extends the cinematic action to the small screen."

The game brings the action-adventure genre to a whole new level, allowing players to take on the roles of Rick O'Connell and his son, Alex, and follow their adventures across exotic locations, from catacombs in ancient China to ice-cold Himalayan peaks. Your only goal: to defeat the Dragon Emperor and his terracotta servants.

The game brings a really interesting feature, which allows players to quickly switch from hand to hand melee attacks to gun play, everything in a fast and fluid combat system which offers an extensive arsenal of weaponry and fighting moves. However, your intellectual capabilities will also play an important role in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, since you'll have to solve lots of puzzles along the way and decode hieroglyphs in order to advance.

The game is available for purchase at a suggested retail price of $49.99 for the Wii, $39.99 for the PS2 and $29.99 for the DS.

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