THQ announces Double Fine partnership

Tuesday, 10th August 2010 20:23 GMT By Johnny Cullen


THQ’s announced it’s releasing Costume Quest from Double Fine, the first of the studio’s downloadable titles.

The publisher will also release the other downloadable game in early 2011, although there are no details for that.

Studio boss Tim Schafer announced last month at Develop the studio was creating four new titles, two of them were downloadable and two for retail.

Costume Quest, according to 1UP, takes place on Halloween night, where players “collect candy, points, cards, battle stamps, and quest assignments from the neighborhood” as trick-or-treaters.

This leads into Combat Mode where “the kids turn into gigantic versions of their costumes complete with superpowers. They’ll use these abilities to battle monsters in suburban neighborhoods, shopping malls, and a carnival.”

The game comes from Tasha Harris, Double Fine’s lead animator.

“We wanted to make a big impression with these, our first downloadable games ever,” said Schafer.

“So we are coming out swinging with two great adventures from two of the most creative minds in the company.”

“We are delighted to work with the creative genius of Tim Schafer and the entire Double Fine studio,” added THQ’s Martin Good.

“Delivering high-quality content across a variety of digital distribution platforms is an important growth initiative for us, and we are pleased to do so with two titles whose potential appeal could encompass both hardcore and casual players.”

No platforms for it yet.

Costume Quest, an action-adventure/RPG, was outed earlier today thanks to a trademark listing on its title.



  1. DJ Deathstar

    Damn not like Mr. Benn as id hoped :( lol
    Nah sounds pretty cool though, those screen shots through the link look awesome! I have bought sooooo many digital games this year its not even funny

    #1 4 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    This sounds good. I’ll look forward to reading more, and hopefully will not be disappointed, once the release platforms are made known.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. DJ Deathstar

    I’d expect a PS360 release, not sure about PC but you never know

    #3 4 years ago

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