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Costume Quest expands into winter

Posted by: Jeremy at 12/9/2010 10:11 AM
The story of Double Fine’s Costume Quest didn’t end just because Halloween did. The story continues far beyond October 31 thanks to the new batch of DLC entitled Grubbins on Ice. The Grubbins on Ice DLC pack is currently available on the Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 MS points and will appear on the PlayStation Network on December 21, 2010 for $4.99.

In the new chapter of the Costume Quest experience, Wren and Reynold, along with their friends Luvy and Everett, journey to a new world known as Repugia where they must help the world’s inhabitants battle to restore peace to the land. The pack includes quite a few new costumes for players to collect and utilize including pirate, eyeball, and Yeti costumes. There are also a slew of new enemies and bosses, 8 new battle stamps, and 18 new Creepy Treat cards scattered throughout the game.

You can check out a few screenshots of the DLc below and read the full, official press release on the next page...
 



THE COSTUME QUEST ADVENTURE CONTINUES
WITH THE ALL-NEW COSTUME QUEST: GRUBBINS ON ICE

Downloadable Content Features New Costumes,
New Characters and New Quests in a Whole New Level
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – December 8, 2010 – Costume Quest fans get a sweet treat today as THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) debuts Costume Quest: Grubbins on Ice, all-new downloadable content for Costume Quest on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, available for the anticipated price of 400 Microsoft Points.

Costume Quest: Grubbins on Ice is also scheduled for download on PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on December 21 for the suggested download price of $4.99.

Costume Quest is nominated as Best Downloadable Game in the Spike Video Game Awards, and the Grubbins on Ice downloadable pack introduces a brand-new level with new adventures, new costumes and new characters.

Twins Wren and Reynold are back for an all-new adventure with friends Lucy and Everett, in Costume Quest: Grubbins on Ice. When Lucy gets sucked through a magic portal, she is captured by Araxia, the monster leader who has overthrown the monster elders and is quickly making enemies. Players are taken to Repugia, a warped universe where monsters rule the land. In a twist of fate, the same kids who battled monsters in Costume Quest to save Halloween now find themselves aligned with their former foes to save Lucy against the evil Araxia and restore peace to Repugia.

The brand new downloadable pack extends Costume Quest with features that include:
· New costumes with special abilities:

o A pirate costume with a zipline ability that allows players to slide down wires using their hook hand

o An eyeball costume that has a zoom-out ability letting players see more of the environment and potentially find secrets

o A Yeti costume with the ability to shield the entire party in battle

· New characters, including the new boss Araxia; new monsters such as the Repugiarchs; and new neighbors – non-player character monsters with unique outfits

· Eight new battle stamps and 18 new “Creepy Treat” cards to collect

· All-new storyline and quests filled with Double Fine’s trademark humor and charm


For more information on the game, please visit www.CostumeQuestGame.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CostumeQuest
Twitter: http://twitter.com/costume_quest

About Double Fine Productions
Double Fine Productions (www.doublefine.com) is an award-winning, independent game development studio founded in 2000 by games industry veteran Tim Schafer, creator of such gaming classics as Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Day of the Tentacle. Located in San Francisco's South of Market district, Double Fine specializes in high-quality games with an emphasis on originality, story, characters, and fun. Its first release, the critically-acclaimed Psychonauts, won multiple awards, including “Best Action / Adventure Game” from OXM, and a BAFTA for its screenplay. Double Fine’s heavy metal epic Brütal Legend won “Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year” from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, and the recently released Costume Quest has been nominated as 2010’s Best Downloadable Game by the Spike TV Video Game Awards.

About THQ
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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