Publisher Scholastic's interactive division has announced Goosebumps Horrorland
, a new adventure game for the Wii, PlayStation 2 and Nintendo DS, the first from its newly launched consumer games label Elastic.
Scholastic says the Elastic brand will see the publisher "expanding its catalog to include more entertainment driven titles and broaden its reach to consumers," and will publish titles across "all interactive platforms" based on Scholastic properties as well as original and third-party licensed properties.
The publisher says HorrorLand
will see players "vanquishing vampires, hanging on for life on the Roller Ghoster and battling Certain Death," as they try to escape the haunted themepark, as they "unravel a mystery, encounter a host of creepy horrors, monsters and mummies plus trademark Goosebumps twists and cliffhangers." The game is expected to be released in October of 2008.
Said Scholastic executive VP Deborah Forte, "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."