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Bigpoint Undertakes Universal Monsters Online into Closed Beta

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

San Francisco– July 26, 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 optimise 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 favourite classic Universal Monsters in a refreshing new MOBA.

About Bigpoint

Bigpoint ( http://www.bigpoint.com) is an online-game developer, publisher and content provider for more than 1000 global distribution partners. Bigpoint’s free-to-play games are played by over 270 million registered users in over 25 languages. The company‘s portfolio includes casual, core, and hardcore titles, including Battlestar Galactica Online, Universal Monsters Online, and Drakensang Online. Over 800 employees from more than 35 countries work together at Bigpoint offices in Paris, London, Madrid, Hamburg, Berlin, San Francisco, S?o Paulo, Luxembourg, and Malta. For more information please visit www.bigpoint.net.

About the Universal Monsters

Starting more than 80 years ago, Universal Pictures created some of the most iconic characters in cinematic history.? These monsters introduced visions of terror that created indelible impressions, and their legacy continues to haunt our collective nightmares.? Beginning in 1923 with The Hunchback of Notre Dame and continuing with the horror classics The Phantom of The Opera, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Mummy, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Van Helsing, the Universal Studios Monsters have stood the test of time, appealing to countless generations and living on in popular culture today.?

About Universal Partnerships&Licensing

UP&L oversees Universal’s consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal.? NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.? NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

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