‘Halloween’ star Michael Myers to haunt ‘Call of Duty’

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While Halloween fans wait (patiently, for now) for the next installment in the film franchise, video game developer Activision is giving them a taste of what it’s like to be serial killer Michael Myers.

Sounds cheerful, doesn’t it?

The company this week announced plans to feature Myers in a map for Call of Duty: Ghosts. The map, titled “Fog,” also features John Carpenter’s Halloween theme and pays homage to other 80s slasher films with a trek through a campsite and cabin in the woods, according to Video Gaming 24/7.

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An early 8-bit Michael Myers stalks his victim.

This would mark Myers’ first appearance in a game (unless you count Sims and GTA skins) since Wizard Video Games released Halloween for the Atari 2600 in 1983.

I’ve never played the game or even laid my eyes on a cartridge, but there are plenty of gameplay videos on YouTube. By all accounts, it’s laughably bad.

Perhaps that’s part of the reason Michael Myers never made the leap to Nintendo like fellow 80s slashers, Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger.

Those two starred in games based on the Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street films, respectively.

While neither game was a bestseller, fan support inspired toy company NECA to release action figures based on each character’s video game appearance last year.

McFarlane Toys acquired the license for Call of Duty a few years ago. Perhaps, someday, we’ll finally see a Michael Myers video game figure on store shelves.

 

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