Sega's Halloween App sale is chilling

Sega's Halloween sale might be the scariest yet. Starting tomorrow, the publisher is discounting some of its iOS games, including a couple that we'd literally be afraid to try on a touchscreen interface -- like Gunstar Heroes.

You'll also be able to get a game for 99 cents that is abstracted enough from its source to be comparable to a ghost story or urban legend. Have you heard of the iPhone version of the Genesis version of Virtua Fighter 2? Legend has it you can see it if you search the App Store at the stroke of midnight, or any other time. It was once an arcade game, but then a mad scientist made a 2D Genesis game out of it. And then, years later, an even madder scientist ported it to iOS.

Other listed deals include Brick People and Chu Chu Rocket! for iPad, for $1 each. Those aren't really that scary.
Show full PR text
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON - October 24, 2011
SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. announced scarily low prices for several of their hit titles on the App Store, including family favorite Brick People™ and everyone's beloved ChuChu Rocket!™. With savings of up to 80% you'll be screaming about these great deals!

The SEGA Halloween App Store Sale starts October 25 and lasts until October 31; visit the iTunes® App Store at and search "SEGA."

Sale-priced titles include:
Brick People™ for iPad: $0.99/ £0.69 / €0.79
(was $1.99/ £1.49/ €1.59/ AUD$1.99)
ChuChu Rocket! ™ HD for iPad: $0.99/ £0.69 / €0.79
(was $4.99/ £2.99/ €3.99/ AUD$5.49)
Gunstar Heroes™: $0.99/ £0.69 / €0.79
(was $2.99/ £1.99/ €2.39/ AUD$2.99)
Virtua Fighter 2™: $0.99/ £0.69 / €0.79
(was $1.99/ £1.49/ €1.59/ AUD$1.99)
For more information about the SEGA Halloween Sale on the App Store, visit the official SEGA blog at For more news, follow SEGA on Twitter @SEGA or "like" us on Facebook.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.