THQ and Double Fine Productions have announced that are partnering on 2 new downloadable games for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

The details have only been released for one game, Costume Quest - a rollicking Adventure/Role-Playing game that unfolds on Halloween night across seemingly peaceful suburban neighbourhoods, while the other is simply a Third-person Adventure.

"We are delighted to work with the creative genius of Tim Schafer and the entire Double Fine studio," said Martin Good, Executive Vice President, THQ Kids, Family, Casual Games, and Global Online Services. "Delivering high-quality content across a variety of digital distribution platforms is an important growth initiative for us, and we are pleased to do so with two titles whose potential appeal could encompass both hardcore and casual players."

Tim Schafer, founder & CEO of Double Fine added, "We wanted to make a big impression with these, our first downloadable games ever. So we are coming out swinging with two great adventures from two of the most creative minds in the company."

Both games are scheduled for an early 2011 release.