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Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy Heads to PC, Mac, and Linux on November 10

THQ Nordic has announced they’re bringing Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy to PC, Mac, and Linux.

The game will launch across all three aforementioned platforms on November 10th, for $14.99/€14.99/£13.99.

Developed by Eurocom and published by the now defunct THQ (who Nordic acquired for the most part), Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy was originally released for Xbox, PlayStation 2, and the GameCube back in 2003.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via THQ Nordic:


Sphinx and The Cursed Mummy is an original third-person action-adventure inspired by the mythology of ancient Egypt. Travelling the world via magical portals to foil the evil plans of Set. Sphinx’s Journey will require all his wits, agility, and special powers. He will also rely on his reluctant hero friend, The Mummy, to help when being inconspicuous is the only solution. By finding the stolen magical crowns of Egypt, Sphinx can stop Set and save the world.

Key Features:

  • Use Sphinx’s skill with weapons to face deadly mythical monsters — and transform to a winged lion.
  • Take control the Mummy when strength & combat skills aren’t needed — use Mummy’s stealth abilities to avoid enemies.
  • Interact with hundreds of unique and imaginative creatures, enemies and allies.
  • Fantastic graphics bring this mythical world based on Egyptian legends to life.

Updates in the New Release:

  • Support for arbitrary resolutions and widescreen (HD, 4K and beyond), native multi-sampling anti-aliasing (MSAA) and anisotropic filtering (AF) for crisp details at 60 frames per second.
  • Rewritten 3D graphics engine in portable and modern OpenGL 3+, based on the original Xbox and PlayStation 2 versions, supporting volumetric soft particles.
  • Rewritten audio subsystem for cross-platform reverb and realistic distance scaling, together with stereo, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 and HRTF sound output thanks to the new OpenAL Soft back-end.
  • Optional support for Xbox-style controllers with force feedback.
  • Plug-and-play; the player can switch between mouse/keyboard and controller during gameplay at any given time.
  • Full keyboard and mouse support. Added support to the interface so that buttons can be clicked and lists can be scrolled.
  • The camera can be controlled with the mouse.
  • The game is based on the PAL version of the original game, fixing the notorious savegame bug of the NTSC version.
  • Fixed several graphical and collision-related issues that weren’t previously visible at lower screen resolutions.
  • Restored HD textures, carefully repainted several GUI elements to remove pillar-boxing and cover the widescreen areas while respecting and following the original artwork.
  • No GUI or HUD stretching.
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12 comments
  1. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Holy fuck, I remember this.

  2. Dr. Roswell. W
  3. Lea Pastillaroja
    Lea Pastillaroja
    October 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    i remeber this one
    i’m still salty that it ended in a cliffhanger
    Mommy boy never got his humanity back

  4. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    TheOnceAndFutureKing
    October 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Been meaning to play this for a while, I heard it was like Ocarina Of Time and Sands Of Time.

  5. Kyle MacNeil
    Kyle MacNeil
    October 30, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Wow. Nice dickhead.
    Old obscure game or new AAA blockbuster. Spoilers in the comments of a game article are still a dick move.

  6. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 30, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    >Under the Skin
    I’ve been wanting to know the name of this for a long while, I played quite a bit of it as a kid.
    Alien Hominid did get a 360 port if that counts.

  7. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    October 30, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    This could be the best chance of a sequel.

  8. RHELSAGE
    RHELSAGE
    October 30, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    The Titanic sank, Darth Vader is Luke’s father, Rosebud is the sled, etc etc. There’s a statute of limitations on spoilers. Especially from old abandoned IP’s from the golden age of gaming. I’ve never heard of any of these games, and odds are in my favor that I never will again.

  9. Kyle MacNeil
    Kyle MacNeil
    October 30, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    It’s an article about an obscure game not alot of people have played being remastered and brought to current gen console so a whole bunch of new gamers can enjoy it. Whats the next logical step i should do?
    Leave a comment about how it ends?
    Yeah spoiling it cause you can is totally reasonable.
    No, its all about context. Do you go to a rescreening of an old movie and yell out the ending while waiting in line?

  10. Llama Adventure
    Llama Adventure
    October 30, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Finally, a whole new generation of players get to experience saving their game right after the cutscene with Set and Horus and quitting, only to have the door right in front of them to the rest of the game close permanently when they return and force them to have to start the entire game over again.

  11. deadmancrawling
    deadmancrawling
    October 31, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Under the Skin had RE3 Jill Valentine (And Nemesis!=which automatically makes it a 10/10

    Vf Joe is pretty dead tho. Then again the Okami port is a thing so we might have a chance… oh shit I would kill for a Godhand port. Make it run like ass, I don’t care, it can be fixed. Just imagine the mods

    Alien Hominid was a Newgrounds game to begin with, there’s no PC port? that’s just weird.

  12. RHELSAGE
    RHELSAGE
    October 31, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    I don’t go to movies anymore. And I’ve never heard of re-screenings. Well sorta, I think that my parents went to go see a Studio Ghibli movie once, in a city where such a thing must obviously have happened.