News on the remastered version of Grim Fandango may have come during Sony's E3 press conference, but that doesn't mean it'll be limited to the two Sony platforms--PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita--it was announced for at the time. As it turns out, the remastered game will also be coming to computers.
In conjunction with the latest update on the status of its adventure game Broken Age, Double Fine announced that Grim Fandango will be released for PC, Mac, and Linux in addition to PS4 and Vita. A release date for the remastered version of the game has not yet been announced, but Double Fine says it will be a simultaneous launch across all platforms.
Grim Fandango is a classic adventure game released in 1998 by LucasArts. Double Fine comes into the equation as the company founded by Tim Schafer, who directed the game. Despite being widely acclaimed, it has never been re-released, making it both a challenge to find and difficult to run on modern computers without the use of third-party software. For many, this left piracy as the only option for playing it.
The absence of a re-release wasn't due to a lack of effort on Schafer's part. Asked in a Reddit AMA two years ago if he could convince the Disney-owned LucasArts to make it happen, he responded, "So far, no. I have not been able to. They're busy with the whole space thing they do. With the laser swords and teddy bear monkeys, you know?"
Following the announcement of the remastered version last month, 2 Player Productions, the group producing a documentary on Double Fine's development of Broken Age, released a retrospective video on the game. If nothing else, it deserves a viewing just to see Schafer in 1995. Check it out below.
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