The sequel to Team GrisGris’ outstanding PlayStation Portable exclusive Corpse Party is coming to the PlayStation Network this winter. Corpse Party: Book of Shadows features a collection of eight self-contained scenarios set in the shadowy Corpse Party universe.

“[The sequel is] divided into eight chapters, each of which tells its own self-contained short story,” XSEED’s Tom Lipschultz said on the PlayStation Blog. “Some of them help fill in the blanks of what happened during crucial off-camera scenes from the original game. Others go into the back-story of various characters, helping to flesh them out and make their roles in the series mythos a bit clearer. Still others ask 'what if?,' presenting an alternate version of events from the first game in which characters who previously died are kept alive and given a fleeting chance to stay that way.”

The original Corpse Party stands alongside the first Silent Hill and Resident Evil titles as one of the scariest games we’ve ever played, so you should really try it out this Hallowe’en if you get the chance. Thankfully, XSEED is giving you the perfect excuse, by reducing the title to $9.99 in North America. Just make sure you play it after midnight with headphones on for the full experience.

[via blog.us.playstation.com]