Universal Monsters Online: “Don’t hide from the Monster. Be the Monster”

This morning I received an email inviting me to be part of a beta for a new browser-based game – Universal Monsters Online.

Play as your favorite characters from the Universal Monsters films including Frankenstein, Dracula, The Wolf Man and a multitude of other classic Monsters. Be part of the fast paced action-strategy MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena). UMO combines high-end 3D isometric graphics, cinematic audio and deep gameplay in a setting from the greatest monster films. Defeat your opponents – get the girl!

For an unorthodox definition of “get”, I would imagine! When I accepted, registered, and hit the big PLAY NOW button, I was greeted by a closed message, probably because of the influx of beta testers, but I’m looking forward to getting in there! The action seems geared towards, you know, being a monster and fucking people up, which is (as Finn would say) kind of my deal.

At the moment, it looks like you can play as the Wolf Man, Dracula, Gill Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, or Bride of Frankenstein. The characters page has this to say about The Wolf Man:

The Wolf Man is a force of cunning rage. A beast of nightmares realized, this monstrous terror used to be locked away inside a human host. It was released only by the light of a full moon…not any more. The Wolf Man has mastered the confines of his curse and now roams free and can appear at will. Fueled by bloodlust and the craft of the hunt, the world’s most feared werewolf is on the loose, stalking his next victim.

The game is in “closed beta”, but my wife registered and immediately got an invitation emailed to her, so if you want to try it out, I recommend signing up.