Bigpoint “Undertakes” Universal Monsters Online into Closed Beta


It’s been a little over a month since we’ve last heard from our friends at Bigpoint about the Universal Monster Online free-to-play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena title. It’s been quiet since their initial announcement…quiet as the the grave perhaps? Mwa-Ha-Ha? Ahem. Sorry.

So when this press release from Bigpoint was slipped under my door, my jaw dropped and I immediately signed up to start playing in the Closed Beta! From the press release:

“Action Strategy and MOBA Fans can Sign-Up Now for Exclusive Early Access to the Free-to-Play Browser Game

San Francisco – Jul. 27, 2012 – Bigpoint – a worldwide leader in online games – today announced that Universal Monsters Online has entered closed beta, and is now accepting player registrations to access the game before its global open beta launch. Developed in collaboration with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, Universal Monsters Online is a fast-paced, free-to-play Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game that brings together Universal’s iconic monsters into one competitive experience.

“We’re excited to have players jump into the closed beta of Universal Monsters Online,” said Billy Delli-Gatti, Producer, Bigpoint. “During this phase, we’re able to test and optimize the game for improvements, and the community feedback we receive will help to ensure that the game is fun and entertaining.”

Universal Monsters Online pits the brand’s iconic cast of monsters into a “winner-take-all” timed gameplay session where two opposing teams claw and gouge their way across a richly-detailed game environment to achieve the ultimate victory: raiding enemy territory to locate the damsel and returning her to the team’s fortress.

During the closed beta, players will be whisked into character selection mode where they can choose from a diabolical lineup of legendary monsters – Dracula, The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and of course, Frankenstein’s monster among many others. Full-team cooperation will be demanded to survive, succeed, and defeat the town’s chaotic villagers, zombies, and seemingly indestructible turrets.

Registration for Universal Monster Online’s exclusive closed beta before its worldwide release can be found at: http://www.universalmonstersonline.com/. In the following weeks, Bigpoint will increasingly unlock new player accounts for gamers to experience their favorite classic Universal Monsters in a refreshing new MOBA.”

So what are you waiting for my fellow fiends? Let the best* Universal Monster win!

*By best of course I do mean the Wolfman. ;)

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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6 thoughts on “Bigpoint “Undertakes” Universal Monsters Online into Closed Beta

  1. Spottedfeather says:

    The game looks like it might be fun, but it never matched me up with anyone to play with. Kind of takes the fun out of a game when you can’t play it.

  2. I’ve noticed the matching issue as well, Spottedfeather. The forums state that it will find someone of your skill level but I’m chalking it all up to a Beta and this is one of the stress tests. I’ve still taken the Wolfman out for a spin with the Custom Game option and I believe you can invite your friends to join as well if they are online.

    Dex, let us know what you think when you get a chance to play! :)

  3. Spottedfeather says:

    Also, any levels you gain, as I said on the facebook page, don’t carry over to your next game. Nor do any skills you’ve picked up.

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