Scholastic Interactive, a division of Scholastic Media, has at long last announced that it will be bringing its Goosebumps series to consoles in the form of Goosebumps HorrorLand for Wii, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS.
Goosebumps HorrorLand is the first game to be published under Scholastic Interactive’s new publishing label ELASTIC. Scholastic Interactive is already well-known for high quality, award-winning games that educate and entertain children. Now, with the introduction of the ELASTIC label, the company is expanding its catalogue to include more entertainment driven titles and broaden its reach to consumers. The titles under the new label will be published across all interactive platforms and will feature content based on Scholastic properties, such as Goosebumps, as well as other original and third-party licensed properties.
“We are delighted to be launching our new games label, ELASTIC, with Goosebumps. Goosebumps has a broad and enthusiastic global fan base who will be thrilled with our new games. What better way to deliver the thrills and chills of a Goosebumps experience than with a game that puts the player in the heart of HorrorLand.”
- Deborah Forte, President, Scholastic Media and Executive Vice President of Scholastic Inc.
Goosebumps is finally making its way onto various consoles
Marking the brand’s first foray into gaming consoles and handhelds, Goosebumps HorrorLand is an adventure game set in a fright-themed amusement park filled with over thirty thrilling rides and bone-chilling attractions. Sounds like fun - until players discover the scares are all too real and find themselves vanquishing vampires, hanging on for life on the Roller Ghoster and battling Certain Death. As players fiendishly try to escape the park, they will unravel a mystery, encounter a host of creepy horrors, monsters and mummies plus trademark Goosebumps twists and cliffhangers. Goosebumps HorrorLand will offer the suspense, pulse-pounding action, tension and humour that defines the franchise.
Goosebumps HorrorLand is set to make nightmares come to life on Wii for US$39.99, Nintendo DS for US$29.99, and Playstation 2 for US$29.99 in October 2008 and can be viewed at the game’s official website. Considering how there have been more than three hundred million books sold in thirty-two different languages, Goosebumps is a global mega brand and should have a fair chance of selling considerably well on all formats. ‘Goosebumps HorrorLand’ itself is actually based on the new twelve-book Scholastic series by R.L. Stine that launched back in April of this year and has so far also seen terrific sales and received National Press attention.
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