News – Costume Quest Announced

August 11, 2010 by  
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Double Fine’s next game is Costume Quest. It’s published by THQ and it’s due this autumn for Xbox, PS3 and PC.

The game is a Halloween themed RPG where you play as a child, who is searching for his sister. Being a Double Fine game there’s plenty of quirky humour along the way.

The combat system appears to be simplistic, with attack, block and special attack options. It’s here where the titular costumes come into play, transforming you into a towering warrior manifestation of a previously shoddy costume.

Sweet wrappers will reward you XP, eventually levelling you up, whilst pieces of special abilities can be found, giving you the chance to customize your abilities, and with Trick’r’Treat cards you can unlock bonus costumes.

Tim Schafer himself is overseeing development, whilst Double Fine lead animator Tasha Harris conceived the idea and is in charge of the project.