Originally released on PC in 1998, the critically acclaimed title is set to be released on January 27th, 2015, and features a full, working version of the original title, as well as:
- Repainted, hi-res character textures
- New, dynamic lighting
- Re-recorded score with by a full live orchestra
- Over 2 hours of developer commentary from the original team
With the original being over fifteen years old, finding an original copy and getting it to work on a modern day computer was almost impossible. This re-release has been heavily reworked so that the core game remains intact, and gives players the option of using the “tank” controls from the original game or a more modern control scheme.
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Good Old Games (GOG.com) appears to be the perfect place for the classic title, with the president of Double Fine, Tim Schafer, stating “we’re so happy to be on good old games, because it’s the good old games community, people that love old games that have kept the spirit oh Grim Fandango alive and kept it from just fading away into nothingness”. Double Fine are the team who been hard at work on Grim Fandango Remastered, with Tim himself being the director of the original game.
The game is currently £9.29 to pre-order, and those who chose to take part also receive a downloadable wallpaper.
You can see more information through GOG.com at the link here