There’s going to be a Goosebumps video game

That strange woman is very strange

WayForward will be bringing the Goosebumps book series to life by way of an all-new, point-and-click adventure game, Goosebumps: The Game.

“The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual… Your sleepy neighborhood’s been overrun by monsters!” says the listing on the Xbox Store.

“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!”

Although WayForward has yet to formally confirm the game on any of its official channels, the listing has popped up on the Xbox Store, complete with a handful of screenshots. Here are a couple; enjoy.

Although the listing only hints at a Xbox-flavoured release, I’m reliably informed that it will be coming to “many” platforms.

The store listing — which says that it will be “a prequel to the major motion picture in theaters October 16” — slates the release date for the game as October 14.

Do you have a favourite Goosebumps book you’d love to see turned into a game? Let me know below!

Vikki Blake