Universal Monsters Online: New MOBA From Bigpoint

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.



42 Comments

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

    I pass …

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    1. It’s way better than another fps game.

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      1. 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. Inb4 Pay2Win! Just saying…

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  3. 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. IS DAH MOBA ERA !!! :D

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

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    1. All the more instability too expect..

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  6. Another MOBA O.o

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  7. God I hate these games….

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

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  15. 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. 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. 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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    1. RoI
      RoT
      AoS
      ect ect..

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      1. Smite

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        1. SMNB
          MNB

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

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

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

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  20. They should make a First-Person MOBA hehehe..

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

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  24. 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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    1. or maybe something like a zombie apocalypse simulator.

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

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

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

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