According to a new press release, Double Fine has now acquired those rights from Nordic Games. The press release also announces that Nordic will be publishing retail versions of Psychonauts, Costume Quest and Stacking for Windows and Mac during the first half of 2014 due to a new agreement between the two companies.
“I am pleased that we have regained full control over Costume Quest and Stacking, following a daring and top-secret midnight raid on the Nordic Games headquarters in Vienna,” Double Fine president and CEO Tim Schafer said.
“We can’t wait to partner with Double Fine for this upcoming retail launch of three of its most excellent games,” owner and CEO of Nordic Games Lars Wingefors said. “However, I feel compelled to point out that we were happy to transfer distribution rights for Costume Quest and Stacking back to Double Fine in an entirely non-secretive and heist-free manner.”
“Double Fine is dedicated to controlling its own IP, and we will continue working to bring all associated rights back in-house whenever possible,” Double Fine business development VP Justin Bailey added, “no matter how many split-second security system hacks or painstaking tunneling operations we have to execute.”