Sphinx and The Cursed Mummy is Coming to PC!

Fans of Gamecube/PS2 classics will be in for a treat next week! For those unaware, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is an action-adventure game set in mythical Egypt. Players take on the role of Sphinx and his reluctant helper, The Mummy, as they travel around the ancient world to collect the stolen magical crowns of Egypt and stop the evil machinations of Set (god of storms, disorder and violence). Think of Banjo-Kazooie only with a bit less collecting and a bit more action and fighting.

The PC release will come on November 10th, and will bring with it a healthy list of optimized features for the platform. Here’s the full list:

  • 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.

If you missed the game the first time around, now is probably the perfect time to jump in and experience what is a severely underrated game!


Did you play Sphinx on the GC/PS2? What did you think of it?

Press image gathered from AllGamesDelta

One Comment

  1. GamingPicks says:

    That’s a surprising announcement. I never played the original, but read good things about it. Unfortunately, too many games to play right now.

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