Halloween RPG Costume Quest from Double Fine is getting a sequel

Costume Quest 2 is a Halloween-themed RPG that's in development by Brutal Legend and Psychonauts developer Double Fine, published by Midnight City.

You might not have known that publisher Majesco has an indie label called Midnight City, but they're working hard to get your attention. In addition to the news today that they're helping the Fullbright Company bring Gone Home to console, they're also working with Double Fine to publish Costume Quest 2.

A sequel to the Halloween-themed RPG Costume Quest, the game was originally created by Double Fine's Tasha Harris during the company's Amnesia Fortnight game development event. She left Double Fine in 2011 to work at Pixar as the lead franchise artist.

We'll update this story with more details as they become available, but be sure to check out the announcement trailer below!

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36 comments
duron2
duron2

YES!!!! Dreams do come true.

deadpen
deadpen

Put me down for 1 copy please.

ACMC85
ACMC85

Love this game and Thank you Tasha Harris for creating such a fine RPG. Pixar and Double fine should work something out, to bring her back for this.

advocacy
advocacy

Hurray for this.  Costume Quest is like Earthbound for the next generation; I can only hope that the sequel will continue to exceed all expectations.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

I really liked Costume Quest despite it's simplicity. It was ridiculously quirky and you could see the potential in it. All it needed were deeper combat mechanics and cleverer puzzles during exploration.

RabidBurp
RabidBurp

They should've saved up for a Psychonauts sequel.

MrFacepunch
MrFacepunch

I now live in a world where Costume Quest gets a sequel and Brutal Legend does not.

Rizer
Rizer

Good! I loved the ideas in this game and I always thought it was too short. From a creative standpoint, the setting is a field day for artists and writers.

DemonicChaosXX
DemonicChaosXX

 Where is our F-ing Psychonauts Sequel, you donkeys?

Moonco
Moonco

Awesome news! Love Costume Quest

hinzkunz
hinzkunz

Yes! Get to it ... I personally can't wait.


No_SuRReNDeR
No_SuRReNDeR

I thought the sequel was already out...just covered in another licence "cough" StickofTruth"cough"..... just sayn..


Onallion
Onallion

That trailer is the best thing ever.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

This is great news. I bought the game because i love Double Fine and the game looked interesting. When I actually got to playing it I played through the entire game in one sitting and got all the trophies. I hardly finish games let alone all at once. I look forward to more.

PsyonicPlague
PsyonicPlague

am I the only one that expects more from double fine?

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

There is a certain charm to Double Fine games that I can't avoid. Wonder if Stacking will get a sequel as well?

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

Hahahaha!!! The announcement video is hilarious!

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

YES!!!!! I loved Costume Quest!

RedWave247
RedWave247

*throws his arms in the air* YESSSSSSS!

*ahem*
*straightens himself up*

That is to say...I am pleased by this news.

Oloryn
Oloryn

The original, while quite easy, was also quite entertaining. Happy to see where this goes!

dogfather76
dogfather76

I liked the original. I'm looking forward to this.

john_matrix_007
john_matrix_007

I enjoyed the original game, even though it was a bit too easy.

gamerno66666
gamerno66666

This was announced at "up at noon" on ign.

RedWave247
RedWave247

@MrFacepunch  Doing a huge game like that nearly bankrupted them. They can't afford to take a risk like that again. Not yet, anyway.

RedWave247
RedWave247

@No_SuRReNDeR  Different setting, different theme, different audience. Costume Quest is specifically a Halloween game and is rated E for being family friendly.

RedWave247
RedWave247

@PsyonicPlague  More how? They're still creating new products like Broken Age, Space Base, and Massive Chalice.

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

@RedWave247 @PsyonicPlague  And Hack n Slash! They work in small teams at the studio, similar to when they're doing Amnesia Fortnights, I think.

They're pretty much a studio housing multiple indie-sized studios.

RedWave247
RedWave247

@TehUndeadHorror @RedWave247 @PsyonicPlague  Oh right, I forgot about Hack 'n Slash! And of course, they'll develop the latest Amnesia Fortnight prototypes into full games eventually. Really curious to see a finished product for Steed and Dear Leader.

I actually like the way they make smaller games. It's lower risk than putting all your eggs into one basket, creates new properties, and costs a whole lot less than huge, AAA games.