Oh my god, oh my god, Costume Quest 2 is happening.
Phew, now that that’s out of the way, here are the details. The second full game in the “my first RPG” series was announced courtesy of developer Double Fine and small-time publisher Midnight City.
In typical Double Fine fashion, the announcement comes by way of an amusing live-action short featuring Tim Schafer himself. Beyond the title and publisher, the video does little to inform us about the game.
Costume Quest was one of several downloadable games cited with helping to save Double Fine after several financial (though not critical) flops. In the original, players controlled a group of trick-or-treating children whose imagination transformed their costumes into the real thing and allowed them to fight supernatural mischief-makers.
Double Fine reacquired the rights to Costume Quest and Stacking (another of its downloadable games) from Nordic Games last year. Nordic had acquired the rights from THQ after the latter company, which published the games, went bankrupt in 2012.
Midnight City has published several indie PC games, including the PC version of beat-em-up remake Double Dragon Neon and Blood of the Werewolf.