There are games that fade into oblivion for good or bad reasons, other games that are remembered for no good reason, and still others that gain infamy for bugginess or just being awful. Then there are those rare true classics that should be on every gamer’s ‘must play’ list. Grim Fandango is such a game, and it is coming back!
Over at GoG they have opened up pre-orders for the classic 1998 point-and-click adventure. Tim Schaefer was the project lead at LucasArts for the dark comedic game.
From the description:
Something’s rotten in the land of the dead, and you’re being played for a sucker. Meet Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death. He sells luxury packages to souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest. But there’s trouble in paradise. Help Manny untangle himself from a conspiracy that threatens his very salvation.
One of the most acclaimed adventure games of all time is now back, better than ever. Grim Fandango’s epic story of four years in the life (or death) of Manny Calavera, travel agent to the dead, has been remastered to look, sound, and control even better than when it won GameSpot’s Game of the Year award upon it’s original launch. Grim Fandango still stands as a classic of the genre, with unforgettable characters and unique combination of film noir and Mexican folklore.
Grim Fandango Remastered includes:
- Repainted, hi-res character textures
- New, dynamic lighting
- Classic score re-recorded with a full live orchestra
- Over 2 hours of exclusive developer commentary
- Concept art browser
Grim Fandango Remastered will be available for PC, Mac and Linus, and the pre-order price is $14.99!
Here is the teaser trailer: