The PlayStation 2 era action-adventure Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy has been given an HD facelift, and is now available on Nintendo Switch. It was originally developed by Eurocom and published by THQ Nordic.
If you can’t already tell by the title, Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy takes place in Ancient Egypt. A young hero named Sphinx gains an unlikely hero in an undead mummy, the prince Tutenkhamen. They work to foil the evil plans of Set by traversing through mystical lands and gathering magical crowns.
Sphinx can solve puzzles and avoid traps, while the mummy has stealth and physical prowess to combat threats. The gameplay is similar in design to the 3D Legend of Zelda series, combining puzzles, platforming, and combat.
The original game launched on PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox in 2003. This was in the midst of a golden age of third-person action-adventure games, such as Beyond Good & Evil, Prince of Persia, Psychonauts, and Ratchet and Clank. Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy was considered an underrated release at the time of so many 3D action games.
Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy features slightly updated HD graphics, but otherwise looks like a faithful port. It’s available both digitally and physically for Nintendo Switch for $29.99. It’s rated E10+ by the ESRB.