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The timeline of Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy.

Timeline Edit

  • February 19, 2003 - Sphinx (working title) is announced[1] in a press release.
  • Summer, 2003 - Game renamed to Sphinx and the Shadow of Set.
  • Fall, 2003 - Game renamed to Sphinx and the Misfortunate Mummy[2].
  • November 10, 2003 - Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy is released in North America (NTSC) for PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox by THQ.
  • February 20, 2004 - Released in Europe (PAL).
  • April 3, 2004 - Released in Korea [3] (NTSC-J).
  • August 19, 2004 - Release of the mobile Java ME version.
  • December 6, 2012 - Eurocom files for bankruptcy.
  • December 19, 2012 - THQ files for bankruptcy.
  • December 5, 2016 - THQ Nordic buys the rights[4] from EightPixelsSquare.
  • January 10, 2017 - Swyter starts developing the PC remaster for THQ Nordic.
  • October 30, 2017 - The PC version is publicly announced[5] in a press release.
  • November 10, 2017 - The remastered version of the game is released on Steam and GOG for PC (Windows, Linux and macOS). The official soundtrack is also released as an optional DLC.
  • February 19, 2018 - Released the Authoring Tools on Steam and GOG. Including beta levels and EuroLand.
  • November 12, 2018 - Announced a Nintendo Switch version[6] of the game in a press release.
  • January 29, 2019 - THQ Nordic releases the remastered version on Nintendo Switch[7].
  • June 10, 2019 - The original Xbox version of the game is now playable on Xbox One[8] after being included in the final batch of titles for the Backward Compatibility program, via emulation.

References Edit

  1. http://investor.thq.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=96376&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=383907
  2. https://www.ign.com/faqs/2003/sphinx-and-the-cursed-mummy-demo-faq-435313
  3. A few Korean news articles seem to contradict the March, 2004 release:
    • http://game.donga.com/18923/: [...] '스핑크스와 저주받은 미이라'는 12세 이용가, 자막한글화이며 오는 4월 3일(土) 정식 발매한다. (Will be officially released April 3th.)
    • http://game.donga.com/18565/: In February 2004 it was originally scheduled for a March release.
  4. https://www.thqnordic.com/article/thq-nordic-acquires-multiple-franchises-new-additions-thq-nordics-portfolio
  5. https://www.thqnordic.com/article/sphinx-and-cursed-mummy-coming-pcmaclinux
  6. https://www.thqnordic.com/article/what-do-constable-pink-critter-and-mummy-have-common-theyre-coming-nintendo-switchtm
  7. https://www.thqnordic.com/article/archaeological-discovery-sphinx-and-cursed-mummy-awakes-nintendo-switch-today
  8. https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/06/10/e3-2019-whats-next-xbox-backward-compatibility/
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