Electronic Arts has announced the launch of the Halloween update in The Simpsons: Tapped Out on mobile, bringing another round of “Treehouse of Horror” content to the game. This time around, ghosts are haunting the town of Springfield, and players will need to save the town before it’s too late.
The ghosts themselves will possess Springfield’s citizens, challenging players with removing them with a tap of the finger, or in more creative ways, like sucking them up with a vacuum. As ghosts are vanquished, Goo is left behind. As players collect Goo, they’ll unlock special prizes throughout this event.
The Treehouse of Horror update contains new characters, including Count Burns and Suzanne the Witch as well as a variety of new buildings. Players can build the Gypsy Fortune Teller Shop, a King Homer Skyscraper, the First Church of Lard Lad, and the Ultrahouse 2, among others.
Krustyland fans can now build a new Twirl n’ Hurl ride, and of course, a new selection of decorations has been added to the game specifically for the haunting season.
EA is excited for the potential of this newest game update, as it says last year’s Treehouse of Horror event was downloaded over seven million times.
This Halloween update has been written by the TV show writers themselves, and ties directly into this year’s Treehouse of Horror episode. This connection will see players completing daily quests, and will see items from the show appearing within the game. Players that watch the actual TV show will have a chance to unlock a special item within the game by answering a trivia question.
The Treehouse of Horror update is now rolling out in The Simpsons: Tapped Out across iOS devices and on Google Play. Check back soon to follow the game’s progress on AppData, our tracking service for mobile and social apps and developers.