Arriving a few days ahead of the movie, Goosebumps: The Game is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on October 13 in North America, developer WayForward announced today.
A first-person point-and-click game, similar to Shadowgate, here’s the description for Goosebumps: The Game:
The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual… Your sleepy neighborhood’s been overrun by monsters! Werewolves prowl the woods, Gnomes roam underfoot, and scarecrows walk at midnight. But these aren’t ordinary monsters—they’re R.L. Stine’s famous Goosebumps monsters, released from their books and looking to wreak havoc!
You’ll need to use your wits to investigate the surroundings, puzzle out clues, and outsmart the monsters before it’s too late! Survive a trek through your neighborhood, unravel the mysteries of the Dead House, and sneak through the mall after hours; only then can you confront Slappy and stop his plans for revenge! Players beware… you’re in for a scare in the exciting Goosebumps video game, a prequel to the major motion picture in theaters October 16!
Director Tom Hulett talked about Goosebumps on the PlayStation Blog, saying, “We didn’t want to force the player into a linear sequence from point A to point B, but instead allow them to wander. If they got stuck on one puzzle, we wanted several others to occupy their time while their subconscious unraveled the first.”
Putting “brand accuracy and fanservice” at the forefront, Goosebumps: The Game leads into the plot of the movie, and WayForward was able to visit Sony Pictures to screen the film early.
While every single monster isn’t in The Game, there are 20+ of them, and as Hulett added, “We really tried to make the game feel like its own standalone story, rather than just a retread of the film — this way Goosebumps fans can enjoy both of them individually.”
In all, you can expect over 50,000 words of in-game text, which is the equivalent of two Goosebumps novels.
There was no word on a price, or a European release.