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The Hulk and Scorpion King Got Game

16 Jan, 2002 By: Hive News


Universal Interactive, which develops and video games based on original content and Universal Studios character, movie, and television franchises, has won the rights to two new game franchise characters, The Incredible Hulk and the Scorpion King.

Universal has plans for two Nintendo video games based on Universal Pictures' The Scorpion King, which stars World Wrestling Federation personality The Rock and opens in theaters April 19, this year.

The Scorpion King, a spinoff of The Mummy franchise, is based on the character first introduced in The Mummy Returns. The game The Scorpion King: Sword of Osiris, in the works for Game Boy Advance, is rated E for Everyone.

Developed for the Game Boy Advance by WayForward Technologies, The Scorpion King: Sword Of Osiris is scheduled for a simultaneous release with The Scorpion King movie.

Point of View is developing The Scorpion King for Nintendo GameCube for a third quarter release. The 3D combat-adventure title is planned as a spinoff to The Scorpion King movie. The movie is expected to get a ‘PG-13' rating but the game has not been rated.

"The Scorpion King video games build upon the strength of Universal Studios' Mummy franchise and leverage the popularity of The Rock in the genre of interactive entertainment," said Jim Wilson, president of Universal Interactive. "The games will appeal to fans of The Rock and The Mummy/Scorpion King franchise as well as to hard-core action-adventure gamers."

In a separate agreement with Marvel Characters, Universal got the rights to create video games based on The Incredible Hulk franchise. The Incredible Hulk first appeared in comic books in 1962.

"The Incredible Hulk is a classic entertainment franchise that provides innumerable creative possibilities to explore," Wilson said."UI is looking forward to creating video games that convey all the excitement of The Incredible Hulk and push the envelope on gameplay mechanics." specific game titles and video game systems for The Incredible Hulk franchise have not been

announced.


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