GAMEMILL ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES GOOSEBUMPS VIDEO GAME BASED ON UPCOMING FILM FROM SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
Licensing deal brings R.L. Stine’s horror franchise to consolesGameMill Entertainment, the multi-platform global games publisher, and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have released Goosebumps®: The Game, a video game prequel to the highly anticipated Goosebumps motion picture.
“Goosebumps is one of the literary world’s most emotionally and commercially successful franchises,” said GameMill Entertainment’s Andy Koehler. “Between those of us who read the books with our kids, and those of us who actually were kids when they first came out, there’s a lot of love here for the unique blend of fun and easy horror that author R.L. Stine brought to life.”
Goosebumps: The Game is out now worldwide as a digital title on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems through the PlayStation®Store at $14.99, as well as PC via Steam and at retail stores for a suggested retail price of $19.99. It will launch digitally on Oct. 14 on Xbox One and Xbox 360 via the Xbox Games Store for $14.99. In addition, Goosebumps: The Game is now available both digitally via the Nintendo eShop and at retail on the Nintendo 3DS™ handheld system for a suggested retail price of $29.99.
To date, the Goosebumps book series, published and distributed by Scholastic, has sold over 400 million copies in over 30 languages across the world. All five seasons of the live-action television series based on the property, which aired originally in over 100 countries, are currently available on Netflix.
“Goosebumps has a special kind of cross-medium, cross-generational appeal that few other names in entertainment command,” said Gary Hymowitz, Vice President of Consumer Products at Scholastic. “We’re excited to have GameMill as part of our team to bring a new Goosebumps experience to imaginations everywhere.”
For more information on GameMill’s collection of original and licensed gaming titles, please visit www.game-mill.com.
GoosebumpsTM is now one of the best-selling children’s series of all-time—with more than 350 million English language books in print, plus an additional 50+ million international copies in print in 32 languages. TheGoosebumps® top-rated, long-running live-action TV series, produced by Scholastic Media, premiered in 1995 and sold in over 55 countries. Together, the books, TV series and licensing activity have made Goosebumps a full-fledged pop culture phenomenon for multiple generations of fans across the globe.
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I grew up, loving the book series of The Goosebumps. I could devour them in a sitting. I've been sharing them with my son and when we got the chance to try out this game, I was excited. We tried the xBox 360 version. I found the graphics to the game to be great. Very clear, bright, and colorful. My son is a pro with using the controller, I am not. I was able to catch on fast though.
The game is rated for players 10 and up. My son is 11. He doesn't have much knowledge on Goosebumps, just an interest in the upcoming movie. I have to admit, we both had a struggle with this game and got to a point where neither of us could go any further. We tried everything we could, but had no luck, which was disappointing.
Usually when this happens, I go to google and search out some tips, but I wasn't able to find anything at this time. Overall, we really liked the game and I hope in time, we can get past the area we are stuck and keep enjoying the game. After all, a good challenge once and a while is a good thing.