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Get your spook on with this Halloween 2012 roundup


One of the most wickedly spectacular holidays has arrived, folks. Halloween is here, and you should celebrate it by eating lots of candy, watching a scary movie or two, and playing some Halloween-themed games. In the past we’ve gotten gems like Red Dead Revolver: Undead Nightmare and Costume Quest to keep us busy during the festive holiday, and it seems as if that tradition will continue this year with a number of special add-ons and DLC for various titles. So what exactly is in store for gamers this Halloween?

Sleeping Dogs: Nightmare in Northpoint

Sleeping Dogs: Nightmare in Northpoint

All hell breaks loose when Big Scar Wu, a ruthless triad gangster, is killed, diced up, and fed to cats everywhere. What ensues is an unholy resurrection as the newly named Smiley Cat – the title given to Wu by the denizens of hell – unleashes devastation upon Hong Kong and possesses its citizens. With the city now bleeding pure evil, it’s up to Wei Shen to remedy the problem. Sleeping Dogs: Nightmare in Northpoint tells its twisted tale in true Hong Kong fashion, employing bloody, gritty, and unsettling horror movie elements. The DLC is fittingly due out on October 31. If you’re a Sleeping Dogs fan looking for more content or just want to celebrate Halloween the right way, it goes without saying that you should definitely watch out for this upcoming content.

Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise - Teddy Krubear and Jason Pawhees DLC

Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise

Another title getting its fix this Halloween is the downloadable Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise. In this game, the fluff-filled player character takes inspiration from some of the most renowned slasher villains in the history of film. Already available for 240 Microsoft Points is the Teddy Krubear DLC for the Xbox Live Arcade version of the game. As you might expect, this Freddy Krueger spoof features claw gloves, cool striped sweaters, and a neat fedora. Also, murder. Set to launch on Halloween for 80 Microsoft Points and 99 cents for both the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network version of Panic in Paradise is the Jason Pawhees DLC, which means we can expect a big machete and a creepy hockey mask. Oh, and murder, of course. Also due out in November is the Pennyhear the Clown DLC which will take cues from It.

League of Legends

League of Legends

After seeing plenty of success among MOBA fans, League of Legends has managed to garner quite the massive audience. It makes sense then that fans new and old are being rewarded with some treats for Halloween. First off, Elise the Spider Queen made her debut just in time. Brand new Sinister skins, Ward skins, and Summoner icons are available, and players can give Elise, Hecarim, Maokai, and Twisted Fate a spooky new look. Additionally, Wards are also sporting a creepy new appearance.

The Adventures of Shuggy: Shuggy’s Teleporting Troubles

The Adventures of Shuggy: Shuggy's Teleporting Troubles

Shuggy thought he rid his brand new castle of all the ghosts that were haunting it, but as it turns out, that’s not exactly the case. Instead, he’s now tasked with exploring 40 more rooms rife with plenty of puzzle and platforming action. The DLC, titled Shuggy’s Teleporting Troubles, features dual teleporters that the titular hero must use to brave the many treacherous perils that await him. The Adventures of Shuggy was already a great standalone puzzler. When you throw in 40 brand new levels via a free update, however, the game just gets even sweeter. This isn’t exactly a horror game, but it does rely on lighthearted themes that are perfect for a cheery Halloween.

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