The fantastic studio "Double Fine have announced that they are working on two downloadable titles, the first of which is Costume Quest, an adventure/role-playing game that will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network this Autumn, with a third-person adventure game scheduled for early 2011.
"We are delighted to work with the creative genius of Tim Schafer and the entire Double Fine studio," said Martin Good, Executive Vice President, THQ Kids, Family, Casual Games, and Global Online Services. "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."
Costume Quest unfolds on Halloween night across a suburban neighbourhood, a village carnival and a monster-infested shopping mall. You play part of a group of young friends who must rid their neighbourhood of monsters using their homemade costumes! Players can go door-to-door collecting candy, cards, quest assignments and more as they prepare themselves for combat mode where they transform into larger-than-life versions of their costumes in an attempt to destroy the monsters.
From the mind of Double Fine’s lead animator the famous Tasha Harris Costume Quest looks absolutely fantastic, and it is great to see Double Fine turning to downloadable titles as opposed to full games, mainly because they take less time to develop and ship, and there is definitely a lot of money to be had in the XBLA and PSN titles, and the screenshots look amazing to boot!
Sorry, we don't usually like to spam our readers with screenshots, but we just couldn't help! You need to see the different states the game takes in order to soak the potential brillance of it in!