Bigpoint released new information about its new free-to-play browser-based title, Universal Monsters Online. The game, which Bigpoint is developing in collaboration with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, will enable players to experience Universal’s iconic cast of classic monsters in a highly-competitive MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) setting.

Taking on the persona of Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon – among many other notable monsters from Universal’s rich history – players compete with and against each other in a blend of combat and strategic game play.

In-game currency can be used to purchase items such as new characters (after a free-trial period), unique character skins, and special abilities. Bigpoint plans to begin closed beta testing shortly, and is now encouraging players to sign-up for early access at: http://www.UniversalMonstersOnline.com.

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  1. demirian on June 12, 2012

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Kill me another moba game !! .. OMG wth going on with MMO indusrty ! …. )))) dam , really again MOBA game ?? )))

    I pass …

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    • Sense13 on June 12, 2012

      It’s way better than another fps game.

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      • SteamChaos on June 12, 2012

        In this case, no. FPS games are dying, even more so in their mutiplayer aspects. At this point its not that number of them but rather the lack of concern for balance, and skill based gaming.

        In this case, MOBA is killing itself off whenever a new company decides too cash into it. Why? Simple, the concept is focused on a team, so when we try these “simple” or “easy” “MOBA” games, we kill the genre instead of just stagnating it.

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  2. Crusio on June 12, 2012

    Inb4 Pay2Win! Just saying…

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  3. norbert on June 12, 2012

    Oh great another publisher hopping on the moba bandwagon… I wonder how many of these “MOBA” games will crash and burn before it stops…

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  4. Crosz on June 12, 2012

    IS DAH MOBA ERA !!! :D

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  5. moba toba on June 12, 2012

    It’s a browser MOBA!!! makes all the difference..!!!

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  6. AntiKill on June 12, 2012

    Another MOBA O.o

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  7. 70calories on June 13, 2012

    God I hate these games….

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  8. Taianto on June 13, 2012

    MOBA’s are hella fun. But I don’t see the point in making another MOBA right now, must MOBA players right now, are already in LoL, HoN, or Dota 2, which is just way too much competition at the moment, plus players just wont leave a game they invested so much money, and probably time into. And it being a Browser-based MMO title isn’t helping, since most people have very low expectations from them..

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  9. lilfighter on June 13, 2012

    Again, STOP IT PEOPLE. We already have enough MOBA game, if you can`t come with anything new…Stop wasting your money.

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  10. IHateMMOs on June 13, 2012

    MOBA’s everywhere, sidescroller MOBAs, 3rd person MOBAs, browser MOBAs, when is Dota 2 coming out? Now THAT’s a MOBA!

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  11. Emil on June 13, 2012

    Hey Magicman :-) I’ve got a question for you!

    Since this is Bigpoint (Drakensang online, etc.) Do you think this will work? I mean a MOBA from this company… What is your opinion?

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    • Magicman on June 17, 2012

      We will be talking about this on the next Free to Play Cast actually. I have VERY mixed feelings on this one……
      -Magicman

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  12. Emil on June 13, 2012

    I mean i will try it when it goes OB or release, or even CB if i get a key but will it really work?

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  13. asdasds on June 13, 2012

    one more MOBA game,srsly? the only good thing i see about it: it’s browser based, so I won’t have to downloud it to notice it sucks

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  14. xHonGi on June 13, 2012

    Another moba –” game devloppers Y U NO MAKE SURVIVAL GAMES :(

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  15. Red on June 13, 2012

    Well Lets Deal with the fact that moba games were rare in the past and when they got good people started making more…we cant stop companys from making good games un’till they get bad and something new comes

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  16. zenomex on June 13, 2012

    lol i like how u can play it on ur browser but they use old-skool champions like dracula and make them look cartoonish… they shouldve base the champions on dracula etc. but make them look bad-ass

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  17. Payback on June 13, 2012

    MOBA again? Enough already. We already have way too much.
    DoTA/DoTA 2
    HoN
    LoL
    RoT
    SmashMucks.

    Need I say more?

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  18. Xansus on June 13, 2012

    People just do diablo 3 copies , enough with mobas , tooo much .. its like nothing else is coming new … ever …

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    • Emil on June 15, 2012

      How is a MOBA game a Diablo 3 coppy? Do you even listen to yourself? LFmao

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  19. Echoman on June 13, 2012

    Moba, moba, moba,moba, moba, moba everywhere is moba. Meh and why i complain. :(

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  20. Taianto on June 13, 2012

    They should make a First-Person MOBA hehehe..

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  21. Skullheart on June 13, 2012

    This is just another company taking advantage of a popular game type.We are all sick of moba and fps style games.Take a hint from Steam.Arma 2 was a crappy fps,only meant for the most hardcore fps fanboys.Then DayZ came along and made it a scavenging,persistent massive world zombie survival game and Arma 2 sales went through the roof.We all want mmo zombie survival games,at least one or two.Stop with the Moba’s and fps’s for now.

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    • Emil on June 15, 2012

      There is a thing called competition and it is allowed in most countries… I am happy that there will be more MOBAs frankly because the ones now are just recycles of DOTA which is silly. Smackmuck and Bigpoint atleast will have something original (i hope its not like BLC because the game is not really popular :-(… )

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  22. Kyt Dotson on June 13, 2012

    I saw this … I may not be a huge fan of the MOBA (I’ve played my share with friends) but that there’s going to be a Universal Monsters version really made me snicker. However, I am a huge fan of Adam Frakenstein — yes, even the bizarre retelling forwarded by Universal — and seeing him as one of the “monsters” used in the game makes me grin.

    Welcome to the new era of merchandising where entire swaths of IP might be pushed into popular online video game formulas (toys, movies, and shovelware video games notwithstanding.)

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  23. Koagz on June 14, 2012

    For real? We don’t need anymore games of this genre.

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  24. Alex516 on June 14, 2012

    Why won’t anyone make another sandbox game like Face of Mankind, at least that’s original unlike all these Moba games.

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    • Payback on June 14, 2012

      or maybe something like a zombie apocalypse simulator.

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      • Alex516 on June 14, 2012

        Oh god yes, I still don’t understand why the only free zombie games are on the browser and there are no downloadable ones.

        Its an empty market with a huge potential.

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  25. suckeros on June 14, 2012

    Wargaming and Blizzard rules alll other companies are blind copy paste solution in online world, remember that!!!!

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  26. dfgdfgdfdf on June 15, 2012

    I don’t mind more MOBA games…the thing is it’s hard to compete with LOL,DOTA2, HON, and many other good MOBA games. if you make average moba games, like this, you can’t hope to compete

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    • Payback on June 15, 2012

      Once there’s a peak game in one genre, having a new one with new concept is gonna be hard.

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  27. Sol on June 16, 2012

    Pffff BROWSER BASED=CRAP not gona play this limited contents and graphics it’s lame…

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  28. dfg on June 17, 2012

    well this will be a failure, no one will play it, it’ll die out and we’ll move on with life.

    League Of Legends & DOTA 2 own this market, stop trying random companies.

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  29. mynameismyname on June 29, 2012

    yeahhh another MOBA game! and its browser based so i dont need to download! yeahooo~!

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