Bigpoint U.S. Developing Universal Monsters MMO

Bigpoint Inc., the U.S. based subsidiary of German browser-based games publisher Bigpoint, announced that it is working with Universal Pictures on an MMO based on Universal Monsters. Unlike SEE Virtual Worlds' upcoming online world also using the Universal Monsters license, this project will be a third-person, multiplayer action RPG in which players fight against famous film monsters from Universal's catalog like Dracula and The Wolf Man.

Bigpoint's San Francisco studio, which has been working on the project since early February, says it "aspires to capture the integrity of each property and include some of the early film techniques used in bringing the original monster characters to the silver screen."

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