Tim Schafer when he was told the news

Y’know, if we worked at Double Fine, we’d probably be spitting our pumpkin pie all over the office carpet right now. Costume Quest 2 was announced for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 this week – complete with exclusive Sackboy content no less – but when it was mentioned that SCEE hadn’t finalised a release date yet, we knew to expect the worst.

See, you may think that Sony is a shuffling body of incompetence in your part of the world, but you know nothing of the troubles that we face in these parts. Delays on the PlayStation Network are commonplace – we’re still waiting for Counter Strike: Global Offensive – but this latest setback takes the biscuit: a Hallowe’en game will now be launching after Hallowe’en.

Look, we get that there are regional differences, and SCEE has its hands full dealing with dozens of different nations, each with unique laws, languages, and requirements. However, the game’s available now for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 in Europe, and will also be available tomorrow on the Nintendo Wii U around the world. The question, then, is what’s the big chuffin’ hold up?

Perhaps we’re being a bit melodramatic, but we’re hoping that through our ranting and raving, someone might actually take this feedback on board. Double Fine’s putting a brave face on things on Twitter, but we’re eager to know just how many sales this delay is ultimately going to cost the game. Happy Hallowe'en, guys.

[source twitter.com, via eurogamer.net]