China Toy Fair


THQ Announces Costume Quest for XBLA, PSN

THQ has teamed with developer Double Fine Productions, Inc. for a new video game, Costume Quest. The game puts players in the role of a brother and sister who move to a new town just before Halloween. Players take control of one avatar as other members of the party follow behind a la Grandia and Evolution.

As players visit houses to trick-or-treat, they collect candy corn, costume pieces, and special cards to be used later in the game. The version I saw last month featured several costumes for each of the four characters. One costume was a robot that (when activated during the game’s turn-based RPG-style battles) transforms the player into a robot warrior much like the mecha (the giant robots) from Robotech. [Read more...]

Frogger Returns to Release This Fall on PSN, WiiWare

Frogger comes back to the video game world in Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.’s upcoming release, Frogger Returns. In the latest addition of the video game series, players try to guide Frogger from the bustling city back to his home marsh. The soon-to-be-released game will feature enhanced 3-D graphics, a new camera angle, and new levels.

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