Over two decades after arriving on the scene, R.L. Stine’s mega popular Goosebumps books are experiencing a big time resurgence this year, thanks to the long-awaited Goosebumps movie. It’s hitting theaters on October 16th, and now we’ve learned a video game is coming along with it.
Per GameSpot, Goosebumps: The Game will serve as a prequel to the feature film, and is set for release on October 14th. The point-and-click adventure game comes courtesy of studio WayForward, and prior to an official announcement it has popped up in the Xbox Store.
Published by GameMill Entertainment, Goosebumps: The Game looks to have a plot similar to the upcoming movie, centered on a kid walking home from school who realizes that his entire town has been overrun by the iconic monsters from R.L. Stine’s books.
Here’s the official plot synopsis, from the Xbox Store…
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.
Check out some images from Goosebumps: The Game below, which give you an idea what you can expect from it. The only platform it’s currently advertised for is the Xbox 360, though that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be an Xbox exclusive. For now, it’s hard to tell.