Get your spook on with this Halloween 2012 roundup
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Rift - Monster Mash dynamic event
Who says Halloween needs to be limited to just one day? I know people who celebrate their birth month. And while that practice may be, well, idiotic, celebrating something as joyous as Halloween for several days is definitely appropriate, and that’s exactly what Rift is allowing you to do. Currently underway and running until November 11 is the Monster Mash dynamic event. There’s a struggle between vampire and werewolf, and it’s up to players to choose which side they want to be on. Best of all, this dynamic event isn’t exclusive to just one area in the massive world of Rift, so you can be a part of the battle anywhere.
Already a more outlandish take on war, Battlefield Heroes is getting even crazier with some new Halloween content. Until October 31, players will be able to dress their soldiers up in special costumes. Additionally, two new shoulder pets will be introduced, and eight new weapons including the Doom Skull and Jack-o’-Buster rocket launchers are all available to unleash hellish devastation. Players who rent the two aforementioned weapons will also have access to a special mission.
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
In Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, players take on the role of the titular character who happens to be an FBI agent searching for the answers to her brother’s mysterious murder. Considering the fact that this is a point-and-click adventure game, we can probably expect plenty of in-depth dialogue and storytelling. Also, because this is a mystery game, I’m willing to bet we’ll see some twists and turns, as well. Cognition looks to deliver thrilling gameplay and narrative right on time for Halloween when it launches across PC download platforms for $9.99 per episode or $29.99 for the season pass that includes all four episodes.
Okay, so Monster Quest may not exactly be a Halloween-themed title, but if there’s one thing we all remember being a huge part of the holiday when we were kids, it’s monsters. In Monster Quest, you don’t need to be afraid of these creatures like you were when you were but a wee lad. Instead, you can capture and train them ... and battle them. Reminds me of Pokemon, but that’s beside the point. The game is available now on iOS platforms for the incredibly affordable price of $0 and features RPG, strategy, and management gameplay.
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