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THQ announces Double Fine partnership


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.

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