Universal, Bigpoint Unveil ‘Monsters Online’ Multiplayer Game
COLOGNE, Germany – Universal and German-based games company Bigpoint have unveiled the first screenshots and details of Universal Monsters Online, a free-to-play game in which players can take on the roles of iconic Universal movie monsters including Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man.
Bigpoint has begun beta testing on the game, which is set to launch this summer. Like all of Bigpoint’s properties, it will be free to play and earn revenue by charging users for in-game items.
The Universal Monsters game is only the latest Hollywood tie-up for Bigpoint. The company has produced free online games based on the Battlestar Galactica and The Mummy and is developing a massive multiplayer online role-playing game with HBO based on the premium cable network’s fantasy series Game of Thrones.