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Exclusive Halloween Event Comes to PlayStation Home + Saw, Bleach, Heavy Strike

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On Thursday, October 21st, Lord Pumpkinhead (aka “the Demon Gourd from Hell”) will appear In the middle of PlayStation Home’s Central Plaza, his gigantic glowing face sneering like an intolerant king at his unworthy subjects, rotating so that all can bear witness to his glorious image.

As an offering to your pumpkin overlord, you and your friends must toss coins into his mouth as it rotates past. Make a proper offering, and the exalted one will reward you as one of his followers. Fail in your tithing efforts, and you will anger the ever-powerful Lord Pumpkinhead, hindering your chances of entering the Demon Gourd’s fold.

Legend has it that Lord Pumpkinhead has additional rewards for his most loyal subjects. Can you ascend to the ranks of his chosen few?

Speaking of Halloween festivities, this week our friends over at Heavy Water release their first pieces in the “Heavy Pets” line of items for your personal space. Celebrate Halloween properly by visiting the Furniture store (or the Central Plaza kiosk) in the PlayStation Home Mall, where you can purchase a ghostly tombstone, an eerie bell tower, or a flaming brazier. Place one in your personal space of choice and watch as a trio of Halloween creatures comes out to play – ghosts will rise from the tombstone, vampire bats will fly from the belfry, and flaming skulls will stream out of the brazier. These spooky new items are available for single purchase and are also offered together as a bundle at a special low price.

Heavy Pets in PlayStation Home

Also available this week from Heavy Water is the new Heavy Strike game. Place the Heavy Strike cannon in the personal space of your choice and then strap on your helmet, grab your walkie talkie, and order in an artillery strike. Simply place your sights over your intended target and tap X to fire away. You can even drop two cannons across from one another and exchange fire with a friend! Pick yours up from the Furniture store (or the Central Plaza kiosk) this Thursday.

Heavy Strike Cannon in PlayStation Home

“Want to play a game?” Join Konami this Halloween by sporting the infamous mascot Billy the Puppet’s costume from the horrifying hit film and game franchise Saw, available from the Costumes store in the PlayStation Home Mall. Konami also passes along the friendly reminder to make sure you check out the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow demo. After you’ve completed the demo, check your PlayStation Home wardrobe and you’ll find a special Castlevania: Lords of Shadow t-shirt!

The newest additions to our long line of Costumes are being released this week in the PlayStation Home Mall. Choose from a new Ninja costume (male), Midnight Rogue costume (female), or the Aqua Suit costume (female). Check out the picture below for a sneak peek at these brand new costumes.

PlayStation Home costumes: ninja, Midnight Rogue, Aqua Suit

Finally, Lockwood has updated the Sodium store with a literal ton of creepy contact lenses, perfect additions to your Halloween costumes. And our friends over at VIZ Media have given us a full episode of Bleach to put up in the Theater for a week starting this Thursday. Watch episode 168, where a new captain joins Squad Three, taking the place of the rebel Gin Ichimaru.

Bleach in PlayStation Home

See you in Home!

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FredNation said:

October 20th, 2:10 pm

So… whats your costume Locust?

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    Locust_Star said:

    October 20th, 3:09 pm

    I’m kicking it old school this year with the Werewolf costume!

Jetup said:

October 20th, 2:10 pm

Almost thought of a bleach costume…
But a episode is ok!

Awesome costumes for the Halloween event

chaoszero14 said:

October 20th, 2:11 pm

man it would be so cool if there would be bleach stuff in the mall like costumes or a kon doll.

COOL__JOSH said:

October 20th, 2:11 pm

cool update

Rene_Led said:

October 20th, 2:12 pm

Bootleg Scorpion costume hahahahahaha XD

Xulap said:

October 20th, 2:14 pm

Hahah, loved the “Bed Intruder” reference in the video.

Looking forward to spend some time this month celebrating Halloween at Home.

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    Locust_Star said:

    October 20th, 3:09 pm

    This event is going to be awesome. Glad you are looking forward to it!

artform-fazeone said:

October 20th, 2:14 pm

Aight!!! This is a Wicked update.. a 11 out of 10… THE FAZEONES LOUNGE $_$


October 20th, 2:19 pm

love the halloween stuff they are releasing. thanks to Heavy water and Home staff.^_-.
the female midnight rogue looks like a dominitrix LMAO
but I love all the stuff that is new this week. hopefully 20$ card is enough for all LOL

SupaFanboy said:

October 20th, 2:20 pm

i dotn get what the heavy strike is?

do i get to shoot fruniture in my personal space with it or is it a game itself?

XxadrammelechXx said:

October 20th, 2:21 pm

This looks to be very kewl LS and staff. i seen some pics of the contact lenses and there wayyy 2 keel man :D ! thing i was wondering is if there is gonna be more helloween costumes comming? and is there any word on the steampunk soace? ty again Sir take care

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    Locust_Star said:

    October 20th, 3:10 pm

    Definitely more Halloween stuff coming. Stay tuned!

ravagespawn said:

October 20th, 2:24 pm

Bed intruder reference for the win!!!! “hide yo kids, hide yo wife” lol.

Sycophant said:

October 20th, 2:27 pm

For the Lords Of Shadow shirt; do you automatically get it added to your home wardrobe if you boot up the retail version of the game on Thursday or is it only if you finish the demo?

I don’t want to download the demo for the shirt when I already own the retail version of the game =P

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    Locust_Star said:

    October 20th, 3:10 pm

    This is from the demo only.

XxadrammelechXx said:

October 20th, 2:28 pm

i just thought of somthig so funny plz!!!!!!!!!! LS plz tell me if i can bike around CP as Billy the Puppet on my tricycle and say *DO U WANNA PLAY A GAME O_O ????? that would make my helloween so great LOL just a though ?HEHEHEHE

Awsaim said:

October 20th, 2:29 pm

I hope one of the HEAVY PETS is a Rhino, lol.


October 20th, 2:30 pm

Thats so cool that we also get to wear(buy) the puppet from the SAW series. “I want to play a game” LOL

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    Locust_Star said:

    October 20th, 3:18 pm

    It’s pretty cool! One thing to note: This week we will release Saw items, but they are male-only. That said, next week we will release the female versions. So all the girls out there – just hold tight!

DCS-Tekken said:

October 20th, 2:30 pm

So where are the New costumes for Halloween?

And are we ever getting a Haunted House Personal Space?

I know the new costumes are gonna be in costumes store. but those are not for Halloween only are they? If so let us know now so we don’t miss out if we want them? Thanks.

Any news on IREM stuff like IREM Spaces yet?


Sophronia said:

October 20th, 2:30 pm

So basically we have an artillery strike cannon to fight the scary pets we will have in our personal spaces? Lol >.>

Rene_Led said:

October 20th, 2:31 pm

@11 just download the demo, pause the download, go to PSHome, look under your purchases tab and you’ll see the Castlevania shirt (looks like the preorder shirt)


October 20th, 2:31 pm

any news on a new personal space?.. its been a month since they added the luxury weekend cabin thingy…

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    Locust_Star said:

    October 20th, 3:12 pm

    Definitely more personal spaces coming in the near future. I don’t have a date to share yet, but trust me when I say that some of the spaces we have coming down the pike are going to blow you away!

Jersquall said:

October 20th, 2:31 pm

Great publish. Looking forward to hanging out in CP and seeing the fun. Do I see an event forming? hmmm.

BlindMango said:

October 20th, 2:37 pm

Haha, love that video!

RobGravesIV said:

October 20th, 2:41 pm

XD Love the reference to the Auto-tune The News “Bed Intruder” song.

DCS-Tekken said:

October 20th, 2:54 pm

Gotta love the SCORPION nockoff costume… Now if we could only get some real Mortal Kombat outfits in Home when the new Mortal Kombat game comes out March 2011… That we Great! I also hope the game itself will include some Home Rewards…

But for now this Ninja knockoff will have to do for us SCORPION and MK fans…


TrueFFVIIFan said:

October 20th, 2:57 pm

I know you plan to bring some more contents in PS HOME for Costumes section, but what I am curious about is…

Let’s say that I missed two years ago that you offered one Halloween costume and it wasn’t there last year (I can’t remember what it was) that goes for Mrs. Santa Claus from two years ago was not there last year as well. What I really wanted to know is:

Can you PLEASE (TRULY PLEASE) bring those missable contents from last year and two years ago to Costumes Store? PLEASE I’d love to purchase what I MISSED(!). Hope to see more of great contents coming from you and your team!

Sycophant said:

October 20th, 2:58 pm

@16 Ah, thanks, just did that now =)

DCS-Tekken said:

October 20th, 3:10 pm

Well last year for Halloween 2009 we had a Male Vampiric Costume and a Female Vampiric costume. I have both. The female costume came with Vampiric Hands that had long Red Fingernails. I had them at the time i bought that costume. After Halloween they removed those costumes. And at the same time they removed the female Vampiric Hands from my Wardrobe… Darn it Home Give me back my Female Vampiric Hands…

Anyways here it is a year later i waited an entire year to see these costumes on home this year just to get back those Female Vampiric Hands… An Entire Year I’ve waited for these… But no they say those Vampire costumes won’t be returning this year… WTH….


At least Home give me back my Female Vampiric Hands as least… U can do. For crying out loud…

But yeah all costumes should return for the season this is not right and fair to the ones who waited all this time for nothing.

Get with the program Home…

Darn Darn Darn Stomping as Herman Munster!


DCS-Tekken said:

October 20th, 3:12 pm

Oh yeah are we getting the New Star Wars stuff this week or do we have to wait till next week?



Star Wars The Forced Unleasehed II costumes.

smokey_vols said:

October 20th, 3:12 pm

haha, nice bed intruder reference. Just so everyone gets it:

maverick34jjv said:

October 20th, 3:13 pm

Haha PS!!! Hide you kids, hide yo wife, and hide yo husband, cuz the scarin errbody up here. lol I LOVE PS, LONG LIVE PS!!!!
The Modspot should get a make-over for Halloween!

M_C_A_S_ said:

October 20th, 3:24 pm

Now we need a Antoine Dodson outfit haha

Joizy said:

October 20th, 3:26 pm

Are we going to get a Halloween themed Central Plaza? JP and now EU are strutting their stuffs.

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    Locust_Star said:

    October 20th, 4:06 pm

    Yes – though it will not be the same as those regions.

niner4life9 said:

October 20th, 3:29 pm

BUY BUY BUY. How about 2 or 3 free items.

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    Locust_Star said:

    October 20th, 4:05 pm

    How about a free game with costumes and other special rewards? Because that’s what is coming tomorrow…

darkan12-nl said:

October 20th, 3:29 pm

speechless looking forward to it! LORD PUMPKINHEAD YES!

WaveLightning777 said:

October 20th, 3:32 pm

Sigh. A killer Halloween compared to last year. And I have to miss it, stupid YLoD.

AmericanNinja1 said:

October 20th, 3:43 pm

I’m done using Home.

DCS-Tekken said:

October 20th, 3:51 pm


Dedlock420 said:

October 20th, 3:57 pm

Great update for tomorrow. Are the new halloween items and heavy cannon gonna be “active” items?

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    Locust_Star said:

    October 20th, 4:06 pm

    Yes, these are active items.

FoxD- said:

October 20th, 3:57 pm

The pumpkin game sure looks like a lot of fun – and just in time, too!

It looks like Heavy Water put together some videos for their cannon and their Halloween pets…

footballrule said:

October 20th, 4:02 pm

Lookin’ good Locust! I just bought a PSN Card a few minutes ago, looks like i’ll be spending a bit on costumes this Halloween in Home. :)

KarateChampChad said:

October 20th, 4:05 pm

Great update :)

I’m probably a bit to catch you Locust but, that last bit about the few additional rewards for Lord Pumpkinhead’s most loyal subjects, will those come from being up a leaderboard of some sort, or from achieving a certain score in the minigame?

KarateChampChad said:

October 20th, 4:08 pm

A bit late*

footballrule said:

October 20th, 4:09 pm

Locust_Star, will the Halloween Central Plaza have a night sky?

FormerPSfan said:

October 20th, 4:38 pm

How bout instead of more useless overpriced virtual garbage we’re not using more than once we get some useful things on home such as:

-Abstergo labs getting fixed, its never worked
-Fix the report function which rarely if ever works
-enforcement of the rules on home as stated (ie. start banning the pedophile stalkers not those who report them)
-Update the paid items for both quality & pricing, as it is know we’re paying for gold but getting male bovine excrement.

Demonicslapchop said:

October 20th, 4:43 pm

So, you’re putting my head in Central Plaza… Thanks guys.. xD LOL

Epiclees said:

October 20th, 4:54 pm

Can’t wait to toss a gaint coin into the rotating head like in the European crab toss which was histerical and also is it free??

Zombieman007 said:

October 20th, 5:01 pm

Regarding the Midnight Rogue costume, I am glad to see some bdsm items making it into Home. I figured Home was too family friendly for that type of thing. Hopefully this is the first of many such outfits / items. Looking forward to seeing all the ladies with their whips tomorrow.

ForgiveMyAim said:

October 20th, 5:17 pm

Cool i love saw, btw there should be a way to show display all your costumes in your personal home because i bought alot of cool stuff but i can’t wear it all at once :/

blakseed said:

October 20th, 5:31 pm

Nice update.

TheUndertaker85 said:

October 20th, 5:39 pm

Will it at least be dark in CP this year? Cause I remember last year along with other events where night time should’ve been in the scenario but wasn’t… Making these “events” extremely lame and really destroying the holiday spirit of many of those in Home.

mzladmae1 said:

October 20th, 5:51 pm

I dont think I will be entertain’d long with these new items. Would love to have seen more personal spaces. The cat suit will be in the wardrobe though.. I am ROOT’N For a Winter Wonder Land… something where if you have a coat items you wont look out of place. I have lots of hats I can’t wait to start wear’n.

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