Tim Schafer's Costume Quest gets a cool and creepy trailer, we get very happy

When the studio behind the sublime Psychonauts and headed up by the co-designer of Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle announces a Halloween-set RPG featuring kids who get apocalyptic battle powers from their home-made costumes, I immediately pay attention. Fortunately this has happened only once so far, as the kind of enthusiastic attention I pay would see me distracted to the point of poor hygiene and starvation if this kind of thing were a regular occurence.

The game in question is Costume Quest, coming this autumn for XBLA and PSN. The company is Double Fine Productions. The man is Tim Schafer. Our first preview, which details exactly why you need to be excited about this cool, funny, and beautifully imaginative game, is right here. The first trailer, which you should now watch, is just below.

With a quest played out equally within the streets of suburbia and the cranked-up, battle hungry imaginations of our protagonists, more of the brilliant-by-default Double Fine dialogue and characterisation (if you've played any of their games before, you'll know what I mean) and oodles of spooky Halloween goodness, Costume Quest already looks like a frontrunner highlight of this autumn's download calendar. It's got me hyped for Halloween, despite it currently being the middle of August. How about you?




  • HawtKakez - August 21, 2010 1:30 a.m.

    The trailer hasn't sold me completely but I'm withholding judgment and I'm sure to get it when it comes out.
  • Hayroon1 - August 20, 2010 3:25 p.m.

    If Tim Schafer is the Tim Burton of video game's then this is his Nightmare before christmas
  • The_Tingler - August 20, 2010 3:26 a.m.

    @Robusken: A RAINBOW unicorn!
  • Robusken - August 19, 2010 11:47 p.m.

    A freakin unicorn?! Very excited for this.
  • JosefMotley - August 19, 2010 9:46 p.m.

    Curse of Monkey Island is fanfiction nonsense. and is also the bad game Tim is supposedly yet to make. This looks interesting but am I the only one who thinks Psychonauts and this are kind of pixar ugly? in more ways than one
  • CARDYKEV - August 19, 2010 6:32 p.m.

    Curse of Monkey Island is my favourite game ever so I will gladly give Mr Schafers creations my time.
  • Crimmy - August 19, 2010 6:31 p.m.

    Looks like a must buy for me!
  • IIBrownieII - August 19, 2010 5:50 p.m.

    Looks EPIC in every sense of the word lol, love Tim Schafer, will definately pick this up once its out.
  • Ravenbom - August 19, 2010 5:27 p.m.

    Wow, can't wait.
  • JohnnyMaverik - August 19, 2010 5:01 p.m.

    Psychonauts is a great game, you should all play it, buy it from Steam and they still get your money btw. 10 euros (work it out yourself for conversions) specs are low but check first.
  • pr0tostar - August 19, 2010 4:56 p.m.

    Never played Psychonauts or any of the aforementioned games by these people, but this definitely seems like it takes a bit of inspiration from Persona 3/4(Do minigames to enhance your alter-ego driven combat abilities.) But hey if that's the case, this is a combination of one of my favorite RPG's with my favorite Holiday :P
  • JohnnyMaverik - August 19, 2010 4:54 p.m.

    Looks cool though.
  • JohnnyMaverik - August 19, 2010 4:51 p.m.

  • Fiirestorm21 - August 19, 2010 4:42 p.m.

    Yep, definitely a Double Fine game.
  • InstantTitKill - August 19, 2010 4:24 p.m.

    Tim Schafer has yet to make a bad game and this won't be it. Brilliant and innovating concept, unique artstyle and great character design... This is a Double Fine game all right.
  • LordofNothing - August 19, 2010 4:15 p.m.

    Reminds me of a silly version and deeper version of Castle Crashers almost, looks like another great game from Schafer

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