The Halloween update has come from EA, and it is packed full of new content, even a new promotional currency set!
Lisa and Millhouse have a new 16 hour task, Trick and Treating. Their costumes change for the duration of the task and it is worth a sweet (see Currency) . Also, after completing the calendar (see Zombies, below) you receive a form of a new feature, modes! You get a new mode for Homer, Mayan Homer, and he does different Mayan tasks (eg Binge on Maize) aswell as a Mayan related character (see Zombies, below).
When you receive the Zombie pack, you get a zombie graveyard, which looks like this:
On the right is the free Zombie Graveyard, given by Homer. On the left is a extra $1000 pet cemetery.
Every 10 hours or so, zombies come out of the graveyard and try to infect your characters. If you squish them, you get a free promotional currency item, or a “Mysterious Artefact”. This is part of a daily collectible Mayan Calendar, which was given piece by piece until today, when the Treehouse of Horror was broadcasted (In the UK, it hasn’t yet but hey). It looks a little like this:
After you complete it, the Mayan God Character appears! He asks a question related to the upcoming ToH episode (My answer was The Zune, dunno what the question was), and you receive a Skin/ Mode for Homer, namely Mayan Homer:Mayan Homer
Finally, you can buy certain Limited edition (31 Oct 2012) products using sweets you receive from squashing zombies. You also receive Mysterious Artefacts (see above) and toilet paper + eggs which you can use to vandalise your Origin friends’ houses and plants!
That’s really all there is to it! I will post more information when I find it. For now, if you have any question, just ask in the comments below! 🙂