Double Fine has many excellent original properties that fans would love to see sequels for. There's just something about the wholesome charm of Costume Quest and all that delicious candy that gives it priority over the rest, however. Thus, it fills me with glee to say that Double Fine, in partnership with Midnight City, announced Costume Quest 2 today for launch on Halloween 2014.
Costume Quest is a quirky, simple RPG where a couple of kids start out trick or treating on Halloween and, well, things get a little out of hand. The two are able to fight enemies much larger and terrifying than themselves using costumes they build and equip themselves, as well as recruiting other kids in the neighborhood to help then along the way. It's ridiculously cute and the perfect Halloween game for any game player.
It doesn't sound like Costume Quest 2 will vary much from the original game's formula. Wren and Reynold will return, hopefully together as opposed to lone protagonists out to rescue their siblings. Oh, and the combat system is said to be getting reworked in order to have more depth and complexity. I think everyone loved the idea of Costume Quest's combat, costumed heroes fighting big monsters, but it was a bit too slow moving an unstrategic to have much depth.
Costume Quest 2 will be coming out around Halloween 2014 on "consoles and PC." Expect a digital release for sure, likely on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 since Double Fine has experience publishing there and hopefully on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One too. I double Double Fine wouls skip a platform as any sort of political statement.