The Mummy
The Mummy Game Cover 2004.jpg
Developer(s)Asobo Studio (Windows, PS2), Ubisoft (GBA)
Publisher(s)Hip Interactive (Windows, PS2), Universal Interactive (GBA)
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance
ReleaseGame Boy Advance
  • NA: November 20, 2002
PlayStation 2
  • NA: October 15, 2004
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single-player

The Mummy: The Animated Series, also known as The Mummy: Manacle of Osiris or just The Mummy is a 2002 action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft and published by Universal Interactive. It was first released on the Game Boy Advance, followed two years later by versions for Microsoft Windows and the PlayStation 2. The game is based on the Kids' WB animated television series of the same name, which is a continuation of the 2001 film The Mummy Returns.

Development

On February 20, 2002, it was announced video game developer Ubisoft had obtained the rights to The Mummy: The Animated Series from Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, enabling the publisher to produce games based on the brand.[1] It was projected the Game Boy Advance game would be completed in the fall of 2002.

HIP Interactive had developed a new game based on The Mummy: The Animated Series for PlayStation 2, and PC. In May 2004, they revealed they would be showing off their new game at E3 later that year.[2] On June 30, 2004, All In The Game LTD, who was co-producing the new game with HIP Interactive, revealed Corey Johnson would reprise his role as "Mr. Daniels" from the 1999 film The Mummy, in the new video game. According to casting director Phil Morris, Johnson was brought in to help reproduce the same production values of the original films and television show.[3]

Release

Promotion

HIP Interactive debuted the PlayStation 2, and PC version of the game at E3 which took place May 11–14, 2004.[2] Russian gaming magazine GameLand ran a print advertisement for the PlayStation 2 version of the game in their November 2004 issue.[4]

Reception

When the original Game Boy Advance version of the game was released by Ubisoft on November 20, 2002, it received mostly positive reviews. GameSpot reviewed it February 4, 2003, and they claimed the game, "more than lives up to expectations."[8][9] Total Games UK ranked the game 89% out of 100%.[10]

References

  1. ^ Harris, Craig (February 20, 2002). "Ubi Soft's Got a Mummy". IGN.
  2. ^ a b Castro, Juan (May 5, 2004). "Pre-E3 2004: Hip Interactive Europe Announces Lineup". IGN.
  3. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (July 1, 2004). "The Mummy: Animated Series Voice-Overs". IGN.
  4. ^ "GameLand #21 (174) [2004-11]". Страна игр (in Russian). Russia: GameLand. Retrieved March 31, 2022.
  5. ^ "The Mummy for Game Boy Advance - GameSpot". GameSpot. Archived from the original on September 26, 2005. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
  6. ^ "The Mummy Critic Reviews for Game Boy Advance - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
  7. ^ "The Mummy (GBA)". Nintendo Power. Vol. 166. Nintendo of America. March 2003. p. 138.
  8. ^ Provo, Frank (February 4, 2003). "The Mummy Review for Game Boy Advance at GameSpot". Archived from the original on September 6, 2005.
  9. ^ "The Mummy: The Animated Series - PS2, PC". GameSpot.
  10. ^ Hollocks, Karen (November 9, 2003). "Game Rankings - The Mummy: Manacle of Osiris". TotalGames UK. Archived from the original on October 11, 2004.