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Inside Scoop: Freaky Creatures

Posted by ptcgaming on October 7, 2008

You’ve got to love it when dragons and mutant birds collide. (Screenshot courtesy of Sinuate Media)

I don’t usually write about newer-generation games with enhanced graphics, but today I’m going to break tradition. So sit back for a minute while I introduce you to Freaky Creatures.
What is Freaky Creatures you ask? Freaky Creatures is a cross-platform, massively multiplayer online game set to hit stores in early 2009. The game will come on a reusable USB flash drive bundled with collectible action figures, according to the folks at Sinuate Media. By checking out the screenshot featured above, the game looks like a cross between Mortal Kombat and Final Fantasy, though it’ll be rated “E” for “Everyone” upon its release.
But there’s more to this Abandon Interactive Entertainment release than just picking a fighter and going toe-to-toe with another: Freaky Creatures will open up an entire universe. For starters, players will have the opportunity to build and customize their creatures to battle friends with. More than 3 billion combinations of parts, powers and objects for your creature will be available. From there, you’ll interact with your creature to grow a strong bond between the two of you. Of course though, the battle aspect of Freaky Creatures is what helps you achieve dominance.
But the Freaky Creatures universe goes far beyond just creature creations and battle. You’ll have the chance to interact with other gamers through character blogs, leader boards, mini-games, member contests, tournaments and polls. There’s also going to be an online comic! And the game will work on both PC and mobile platforms, so you can take Freaky Creatures on the go.
Want to get in on the action before 2009? By signing up on http://www.myfreakycreatures.com/, you can receive access to the Beta version of the game (Note: The required download is nearly half of a gigabyte). There, you’ll meet numerous other users who are already giving Freaky Creatures a try. Even if you don’t want to sign up for the Beta version, you can still check out the Web site for additional info regarding the game.
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