While Tom Cruise’s remake of The Mummy left a lot to be desired at the box office, it did manage to get one thing right – it inspired the team at WayForward (developers of the Shantae games) to produce a new Contra/Castlevania-style action/adventure based on the franchise. And we’re about to get a taste of what it’s all about.
The publisher has announced via Twitter that the game, which will focus on a bad-ass soldier taking on all sorts of undead threats, will arrive on October 24th. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but the game is expected to be around $19.99.
For those that need an overview of what The Mummy Demastered is all about, check out the breakdown below, straight from WayForward:
“A powerful ancient evil has arisen, and the war to save humanity has begun! The Mummy Demastered throws you into a 16-bit-inspired battle against the undead in a 2D, nonlinear, action-packed adventure. As an elite agent in the monster-hunting Prodigium organization, you must use a variety of weapons, upgrades, and mysterious artifacts to defend mankind against the supernatural hordes of Princess Ahmanet. Your Prodigium unit is already on the scene, but HQ lost contact with them hours ago. Only by exploring tombs, forests, abandoned tunnels, and the cursed streets of London will you discover the fate of your allies. But beware – Ahmanet commands legions of undead, insects, plague-ridden vermin, and worse! If you’re not careful, you’ll be the next soul in her army.
- Stunning retro-inspired graphics and atmospheric chiptune soundtrack
- Shoot-’em-up action meets exploration-based adventuring
- Fight for survival against swarms of horrifying enemies and bosses
- Obliterate monsters with an arsenal of weapons including grenades, a flamethrower and more
- Uncover and collect 50 hidden relics”
You can check out the trailer for the game above, and get yourself ready for some hard-hitting run-and-gun action. If it’s anywhere near as cool as the company’s last release, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, then we’re in for quite a party. Even if it’s mostly filled with dead things. (Obviously a good time to play Oingo Boingo’s “Dead Man’s Party”, yeah?)