Midnight Arcade: Crypt Quest/Space Battles is the first release in a new CYOA-style adventure series in which you find yourself in a 80s-era haunted video arcade. Written by Gabe Soria and illustrated by Kendall Hale, the Midnight Arcade series consists of play-your-way adventure tales, suitable for ages 9 and above, in which you determine the course of action, ultimately controlling whether you live . . . or die!
After climbing a fence near an abandoned mall, you discover a derelict video arcade managed by a ghostly attendant. Presented with a magical game token, you select one of two games you wish to play, the eerie Crypt Quest or the flashy Space Battles. Once you place the token in the slot, you have to make choices to advance through the games and your decisions control whether you beat the game, or die.
Both games feature unique villains and life-like game play that will delight readers, and the most important choice in either game for those now trapped inside them, is the one that will keep them alive.
The second title in the Midnight Arcade series, Excellent Ernesto Cousins 3/Wrestlevania, will be released in September, with two further books to follow. Midnight Arcade: Crypt Quest/Space Battles is set for release on February 13th, and is now available on pre-order from the publisher Penguin Random House, and other major retailers.