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All Articles: Costume Quest 2
Nintendo has got a slick and spooky update planned for the eShop this week.
The NES and Super NES adventures of Firebrand the Gargoyle will make their eShop debut this week as Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness was released for the 3DS and Wii U while Demon’s Crest is now available to download only on the Wii U. A terrifying Kirby game, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, has also been added to the Wii U eShop.
OK, so Kirby is never frightening. And neither is Double Fine’s Costume Quest 2. But the Halloween-y RPG is also new on the Wii U eShop this week. It’s joined by Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones, a Wii U-exclusive puzzle platformer from Curve Studios.
More than a dozen other titles were also added to the Nintendo eShop this week including Falling Skies for the Wii U, Duck Dynasty for the 3DS, and next Tuesday’s Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley (also for the 3DS). You can read all about these games (and many more) after the break. (more…)
Microsoft has their hopes pinned on Sunset Ovedrive, this Fall’s biggest Xbox One exclusive. It’s now available to download through the Xbox Games Store along with plenty of other big releases, such as…
- Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One) is Insomniac’s colorful new shooter that pits hipster weirdos against energy drink executives, killer robots, and mutants.
- Lords of the Fallen (Xbox One) is a medieval hack and slash from Bandai Namco and City Interactive.
- Costume Quest 2 (Xbox 360, Xbox One) is a sequel to Double Fine’s Halloween-y RPG.
- NBA Live 15 (Xbox One) is the latest game in EA’s basketball simulation series.
- WWE 2K15 (Xbox 360) is the first WWE wrestling game from 2K after THQ’s demise.
More information on all these games (and a few more) can be found after the break. (more…)
It’s another embarrassment of riches for the PlayStation Store this week as more than a dozen new games are now available to download across the PS3, PS4, and Vita. Let’s take a closer look…
- Lords of the Fallen (PS4) is a medieval hack and slash from Bandai Namco and City Interactive.
- KillAllZombies (PS4) is a twin-stick zombie shooter that can be affected by other players watching through Twitch.
- Costume Quest 2 (PS3, PS4) is a sequel to Double Fine’s Halloween-y RPG.
- NBA Live 15 (PS4) is the latest game in EA’s basketball simulation series.
- WWE 2K15 (PS3) is the first WWE wrestling game from 2K after THQ’s demise.
- The Unfinished Swan (PS4/Vita Cross-Buy) is Sony’s artistic paintbrush game, now available on the PS4 and Vita for the first time.
Double Fine has begun development on their first sequel as the Tim Schafer-led studio announced today that Costume Quest 2 will be available for the PC and consoles this October. The developer has partnered with Midnight City, Majesco’s indie publishing label, to bring gamers back to the world of one of their first hits:
In Double Fine’s triumphant return to Auburn Pines, our candy-crazed crusaders Wren and Reynold must once again protect Halloween from untold horrors, and grown-ups! Your favorite trick-or-treaters will come armed with a new batch of costumes they wear to transform into giant super powered fantasy Hallowarriors. Yeah, we totally just made that up. Fans of the original can look forward to a sweet upgraded battle system and a story that is unmistakably Double Fine.
Tim Schafer is absolutely thrilled about the return of Costume Quest: “Whenever Halloween came around, I felt like something was missing. No matter how many pumpkins I carved, apples I bobbed, or candy I ate, it just couldn’t fill the big spooky hole inside of me. But then I realized what was missing: I needed more Costume Quest. And also, I really wanted a T-Shirt with glowing skulls on it.”
While it doesn’t include any glowing skulls, I recommend checking out Costume Quest 2’s wacky “Announcement Trailer” above.