Double Fine's Next Game Is Costume Quest, A Halloween RPG

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The creators of Grim Fandango, Psychonauts and Brutal Legend aren't making a sequel to their Jack Black-starring heavy metal action game. Instead they're making four new games, one of which is the Halloween-themed role-playing game Costume Quest.

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According to a first look from UGO, Double Fine's new downloadable game—which is due for a timely release on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade on October 31 sometime this fall—will be part trick-or-treat fest, part action-adventure. Players will assume the role of a candy-begging boy on the hunt for his missing sister, who has been abducted by monsters.

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The player's abilities, and those of AI-controlled trick-or-treaters, will be determined by the costumes they're wearing. Players will transform into gigantic versions of their costumed characters—like a massive knight or skyscraper-sized mech—when engaged in battle with Halloween beasts. They'll also acquire candy, accept quests from neighbors and build teams of fellow trick-or-treating costumed kids to progress.

Costume Quest was concocted and is being lead by Double Fine animator Tasha Harris, with CEO and funny figurehead Tim Schafer serving in a supporting role. THQ will publish the game.

More details on Costume Quest at UGO and in the coming weeks.

Exclusive First Look at Double Fine's New Game: Costume Quest [UGO]

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Sounds like it could be good.

I have to laugh at all the people shitting on Brutal Legend though, it was a good game. It had a well written story, great voice acting, a great soundtrack and good gameplay that mixed basic RTS with action/adventure.

Losing respect for Double Fine because RTS just isn't your taste is stupid.,Blaming Double Fine because you didn't do your research before you bought the game and holding that against them is stupid. If you didn't like the game, fair enough, perhaps it just wasn't for you. That doesn't make it a bad game.