Goosebumps: Dead of Night is a new kid-friendly horror video game coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam in summer 2020. It comes from developer Cosmic Forces, which, if you’ve never heard of it, is an official licensee of Sony who previously made a Goosebumps mobile/Oculus title five-ish years ago. You can have a first look at Goosebumps: Dead of Night below.
The first thing you might notice is that Goosebumps: Dead of Night shouldn’t task the limits of the Nintendo Switch hardware, let alone the Xbox One X hardware. The graphics are looking kind of, well, simplistic in places. Don’t expect it to spook you in the way that Maid of Sker might.
Bu then again, this is a game for children, so that’s for the best. Time will tell if the title is yet another generic cash grab or an earnest effort to deliver a new and thrilling Goosebumps experience. In any case, here is what the game is promising, per its website:
Suspenseful & terror-packed gameplay
Slappy has escaped from the pages of Goosebumps and reunited his family of Monsters. It’s up to you to stop Slappy’s dastardly plan to unleash the Goosebumps monsters into our world. To trap Slappy back into his book you’ll have to solve puzzles and outwit the Goosebumps monsters. Can you survive Slappy’s wrath and defeat him?
Escape from monsters based on the bestselling Goosebumps series
Hide from monsters summoned from classic Goosebumps tales while exploring and solving puzzles.
Solve puzzles in classic Goosebumps locations
As you find the missing pages from R.L. Stine’s book, you’ll need to navigate the twisted and overgrown conservatory to confront Dr. Brewer and climb the heights of Tesla’s Tower to stop Slappy’s plans.
Goosebumps: Dead of Night sounds like a pretty wholesome horror experience, all things considered. Let us know what you think of Cosmic Forces’ work so far.