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Costume Quest 2 (PC, consoles). Published by Majesco. Developed by Double Fine.

Kifimbo

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PR. Disguise if old.

Midnight City Teams Up with Two of Indies' Top Studios: Double Fine and The Fullbright Company

Wren and Reynold Return this Halloween in Double Fine’s First Sequel, Costume Quest 2;

The Fullbright Company’s Critically Acclaimed Gone Home Comes to Consoles This Year

Edison, NJ – March 10, 2014 – Midnight City, indie label of Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of games for the mass market, has joined forces with two of the most well-known names in indie games. First up, Midnight City will publish Double Fine Productions’ first big sequel, Costume Quest 2, coming to PC and consoles. Next, Midnight City will bring The Fullbright Company’s award-winning Gone Home to consoles. Both titles are slated for digital release later this year.

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.

The Fullbright Company’s runaway hit Gone Home is making the highly-anticipated move to console, bringing the explorative Greenbriar family experience to a whole new audience. Heralded as one of the best games of 2013, Gone Home extends an invitation into an ordinary family’s mysterious past as a young woman who discovers an empty house that's much more than it seems.

"For the last couple of years," said Tim Schafer, Creative Director of Double Fine Productions, "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."

"Ever since we released Gone Home on PC, we've had people asking us-- 'When's it coming to console?,” said Steve Gaynor, writer, designer and co-founder of The Fullbright Company. We've been looking and looking for the right partner to help us, and finally after much searching, Midnight City fit the bill. They have a great understanding of what an indie needs, how to get the word out about the game, and help us get the best versions of the game possible to all those players that have been waiting patiently to experience Gone Home in their living rooms. Viva la Midnight City!"

“It’s not every day that you’re able to work with talent like Double Fine and The Fullbright Company,” said Casey Lynch, VP of Publishing at Midnight City. “The opportunity to partner with one of the most beloved, well-established studios in the indie scene along with one of the most brilliant teams in development represents a sea change for games publishing. We’re moving into a brand new middle that’s taking shape in the widening gap between word of mouth indie and triple A.”

Costume Quest 2 and Gone Home join Midnight City’s growing roster of indie titles alongside handcrafted puzzler The Bridge, the infamous madness-inducing Slender: The Arrival, and innovative minimalist e-sport VIDEOBALL.

Check out the announcement trailers for both titles on the official Midnight City YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MidnightCityEnt
 

KNT-Zero

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Unexpected news! I'll have this on my radar (especially if it comes with more Arrested Development references) :)
 

jooey

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Title implies Fullbright is co-developing CQ2 or something

edit: Revised now!
 

Quentyn

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Looks like Fullbright has nothing to do with Costume Quest 2. They have only the same publisher for the console version of Gone Home.

Still good news. I liked Costume Quest.
 

styl3s

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Costume Quest 2? Holy shit. Did it do that well in sales? It's just kind of odd we are finally getting that sequel 4 years later.

Regardless, i am super fucking excited.
 

nbthedude

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The scary thing here is that Double Fine has to team up with a third rate publisher to have the capital to make Costume Quest 2.

Sometimes I really worry that Double Fine is just constantly hustling to hang on by the skin of their teeth...
 

purvispisgah

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Any of you with children should definitely play the original with them. What little violence that is in the game is abstract enough to not be too bothersome (enemies explode into candy, etc..) and it is a great way to teach math skills, strategy, and humor. My 5 year-old and I had such a great time playing this and we finished 100% of both the original and Grubbins on Ice.

Great news that they are making another.

Edit: I too thought Fullbright was developing CQ2 and was confused by that. I think the title should be updated.
 

Tizoc

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Oh shi! DAY FUCKING ONE SON!
Maybe I should blindly double dip and get CQ1 from gog.com someday.
 
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Oh cool! I never played the original but it always seemed really cute and fun.
 

Tucah

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Someone needs to fix that thread title.

I'm definitely in for Costume Quest 2 though.
 

okayfrog

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The first Costume Quest was a competent and somewhat enjoyable game. Here's hoping the sequel keeps the simplicity.