Grim Fandango Remake is Coming to PC, Mac And Linux

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Grim Fandango Remake is Coming to PC, Mac And Linux

Grim Fandango Cast

Rejoice my PC gaming brothers and sisters!

Grim Fandango is one of Lucas Art's more classic of classic PC adventure games, following the story of travel agent Manny Calavera in an epic film noir-style adventure. It was easily one of the defining titles of the PC adventure game genre, so you can understand both our excitement, and confusion, when a remake of the title was announced at E3... for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

At the time, Tim Schafer teased that information for other platforms was coming soon, and now, Double Fine has announced that Grim Fandango Remastered will also be heading to the PC, Mac, and Linux platforms.

"Reap your heart out!" said Double Fine on its official Twitter account. "We're pleased to announce Grim Fandango will also be available on PC, Mac, and Linux alongside PlayStation 4 and Vita!"

This is some pretty fantastic news for Grim Fandango's dedicated PC fan base, but honestly, was there really any doubt that this one would be making its way to the platform it was born on?

Source: Twitter

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I thought it was rather Grim news that it wasn't coming to the PC but now it is I shall do the fandango.

Ok I will leave now.

...until now we scraped along the ground like rats, but from now on, we soar! Like eagles! Yeah! LIKE EAGLES...ON...POGO STICKS!!!

They better not change one line.

My favorite adventure game ever is getting a remastered version. Can't wait to play it. I wonder how different this version would be from the original.

Doom972:
My favorite adventure game ever is getting a remastered version. Can't wait to play it. I wonder how different this version would be from the original.

remake and remaster aren't quite the same thing though...

If you listen carefully, you can hear the shrieking squeels of Lisa Foiles.

Never played it, but I'll give it a try.

I need that Grim Fandango Cast photo as, like, a 6' x 8' poster. I can't find a resolution bigger than 500x375. Anyone have 8000x6000?

OK. Costume Quest is getting a sequel. Grim Fandango is getting a reboot that, for once, won't crash on the PC (how many hours have all of you learned to live with what happens in DOSBox? or even the GF launcher?) So... how soon until Psychonauts II? I know you're all thinking it.

Steven Bogos:
so you both our excitement, and confusion, when a remake of the title was announced at E3...

"You what?" - "Both our confusion and excitement."

Awesome news. I have never been a fan of the Adventure genre, but dem LucasArts games were something. Haven't played this one and had thoughts of pirating the original since noone wants to sell it, but now I'll just wait and buy the remake. :)

Vault101:

Doom972:
My favorite adventure game ever is getting a remastered version. Can't wait to play it. I wonder how different this version would be from the original.

remake and remaster aren't quite the same thing though...

I didn't say it was a remake.

Are console manufacturers getting so desperate that now they are not only asking for timed exclusive content but also timed exclusive announcement?

Good, my bro never did finish playing that game at how hard the puzzle solving was! One of the reviewer did nicely sum it up that completing it will be the day you died (this was before Gamefaq).

Cool, but still dissapointed that they left out the ps3, i would have bought it instantly. Worst part is, they are going to tease the Vita version on the store...

I hope they keep everything the same. EVERYTHING. Oh dear I loved that game, but I could only play the first hour or three before it stopped working on my new computer.

I'd love this, but for some reason I'd rather have a remastered version also, or maybe just the remastered... I dunno why though.

Doom972:
I didn't say it was a remake.

Which is exactly the problem, Vault101 means that this game is a "remake" not a remastered version. It even says "REMAKE" righ in the title.

gridsleep:
OK. Costume Quest is getting a sequel. Grim Fandango is getting a reboot that, for once, won't crash on the PC (how many hours have all of you learned to live with what happens in DOSBox? or even the GF launcher?)

Oh god...you're bringing back like, Nam flashbacks here. I Let's Played Grim Fandango, out of the GF Launcher, with FRAPS running at the same time...you have no idea the sheer levels of crashsanity, having to redo segments...I did keep multiple saves, at least, and it's so awesome that the game is FINALLY going to be put out somewhere I can pay money for it. I half funded Doublefine Adventure going 'well if nothing comes of it, I *WAS* seriously considering sticking $20 in an envelope and mailing it to Tim for Grim Fandango...'

Here's hoping the improvements mostly amount to cleanup and making Manny not walk like an old school Resident Evil character.

Steven Bogos:
This is some pretty fantastic news for Grim Fandango's dedicated PC fan base, but honestly, was there really any doubt that this one would be making its way to the platform it was born on?

Yes.

If there wasn't, this thread wouldn't even exist.

There's no excuse for PC gaming to be a half-arsed afterthought any more, especially with the new consoles running standard PC-style x64 processors. Developers need to sort their shit out.

Grabehn:
I'd love this, but for some reason I'd rather have a remastered version also, or maybe just the remastered... I dunno why though.

Doom972:
I didn't say it was a remake.

Which is exactly the problem, Vault101 means that this game is a "remake" not a remastered version. It even says "REMAKE" righ in the title.

The title is wrong, it's a remastered version, as they stated during the announcement (and also in this article).

Good news everybody!

Heh, I've still got the disk from the original.

Steven Bogos:
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As other posters have pointed out, don't say remake when it's a remaster. Or at least be consistently correct or incorrect, rather than indecisively flitting between the two like a fat guy trying to choose between a burger and a pizza.

sounds great. always wanted to play it again but the original is just having issues to run on todays systems. so i sure keep an eye open for it on steam :D

Thats Sony allright, remember when they said that the GTA Online save transfer was only on the PS4? Even worse, in that presentation the only system mentioned, even in the trailer, was only the PS4. Out of the presentation alone it looked like GTAV would only release on PS4.

It's quite straightforward to get the original running on any modern OS. You need ResidualVM: http://residualvm.org/
And... the game data.

ResidualVM is clever stuff - unlike ScummVM, it performs reverse engineering on the original code on the fly, rather than trying to emulate the hardware of yore. This means (hurray!) the strange people who prefer OSX or Linux can enjoy it on their favourite Apple-based product or 1998 laptop as well.

I have to say I was not impressed with the re-mastered Baldur's Gate series so I hope DF can do more than just make it work natively on modern OSs. It shouldn't be too much work to rebuild the sets and characters, essentially starting from scratch but using the original dialogue and music assets. If it amounts to just a resolution update and some bug fixes I will be somewhat disappointed. Here's hoping it's a proper reboot...

I can certainly support and update to the engine, and maybe tweaks regarding usability and the like (the control scheme wasn't the smoothest).

But I fear that recasting voice actors and redoing the story might be going too far (If they actually do that).

I certainly support the notion that it'd be better to get a new story in the same setting than try and redo a game that, despite needing some work to run on modern systems, holds up perfectly to this day (mostly because the story and voice acting age very well).

So, did Sony just pay them to be allowed to announce it first?

I never got to play Grim Fandango and I am going to jump on it like I would on a jacuzzi filled with Nutella and a naked Katy Perry on it.

And I really, really, REALLY want Full Throttle next. Up to this day, everytime I see that intro ("when I think of Maureen, I think of two things... Asphalt and trouble") I get goosebumps. Best videogame intro EVER in my opinion!

Funny thing: searching an old drawer in my place the other night I found out I own TWO copies of Full Throttle. I have no idea of how it happened...

MrBaskerville:
Cool, but still dissapointed that they left out the ps3, i would have bought it instantly.

I'm not. It makes me hopeful that this version will be a proper point-and-click, like Telltale's earlier games. The original control scheme was an utter disaster, and one of the reasons I'm glad LucasArts stopped making adventure games not long after.

The good news is that this will probably also run just fine on whatever computer you have. Even if they have proper in-engine backgrounds, there's only so many visual bells and whistles they could possibly add without it not looking like Grim Fandango anymore, and it's not like a super-high framerate is strictly necessary.

I'm just hoping the Linux version actually works this time; I still haven't gotten Brütal Legend to run.

Mothhive:

Grabehn:
I'd love this, but for some reason I'd rather have a remastered version also, or maybe just the remastered... I dunno why though.

Doom972:
I didn't say it was a remake.

Which is exactly the problem, Vault101 means that this game is a "remake" not a remastered version. It even says "REMAKE" righ in the title.

The title is wrong, it's a remastered version, as they stated during the announcement (and also in this article).

Thanks! For a moment I thought I said something wrong on the Internet. That would've been embarrassing.

I guess I just blocked out the word "Remake" because it didn't make sense. Having to re-record all the excellent dialogue would've made no sense and the characters are supposed to look like paper dolls anyway.

RedBackDragon:
*crosses his fingers* put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog, ect...

That would be very cool but no LucasArts games have ever been released on GoG I think. People have been clamoring for the original Monkey Island games to be put up on it for years but no dice. I imagine that, just like Monkey Island 1 & 2, we'll probably have to settle for Steam.

Grabehn:
I'd love this, but for some reason I'd rather have a remastered version also, or maybe just the remastered... I dunno why though.

Doom972:
I didn't say it was a remake.

Which is exactly the problem, Vault101 means that this game is a "remake" not a remastered version. It even says "REMAKE" righ in the title.

Might get the best of both worlds like the Special Editions of Monkey Island 1 & 2, a remake but with an optional "classic mode" that restores the original graphics and music.

Oooooh this is exciting. The chance to enjoy this game again but without the need to download a separate program to fill my CPU cycles with junk and throttle it by 99.9%.

Manny Calavera for President!

THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU!

Seriously, this is way long overdue. Now if we can get a remake and possible finishing of Anachronox I can declare inner peace.

albino boo:
I thought it was rather Grim news that it wasn't coming to the PC but now it is I shall do the fandango.

Ok I will leave now.

Oh...
that...
that...made me die a little inside.

Ratty:

RedBackDragon:
*crosses his fingers* put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog,put it on gog, ect...

That would be very cool but no LucasArts games have ever been released on GoG I think. People have been clamoring for the original Monkey Island games to be put up on it for years but no dice. I imagine that, just like Monkey Island 1 & 2, we'll probably have to settle for Steam.

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Steve the Pocket:

MrBaskerville:
Cool, but still dissapointed that they left out the ps3, i would have bought it instantly.

I'm not. It makes me hopeful that this version will be a proper point-and-click, like Telltale's earlier games. The original control scheme was an utter disaster, and one of the reasons I'm glad LucasArts stopped making adventure games not long after.

The good news is that this will probably also run just fine on whatever computer you have. Even if they have proper in-engine backgrounds, there's only so many visual bells and whistles they could possibly add without it not looking like Grim Fandango anymore, and it's not like a super-high framerate is strictly necessary.

I'm just hoping the Linux version actually works this time; I still haven't gotten Brütal Legend to run.

I'm not sure how that would change anything as it's coming to the PS4 and Vita, dunno how a ps3 version could ruin anything...
But i agree that the control shceme sucked, but you should be able to change that even on a ps3, the Monkey Island 1-2 ports worked perfectly on ps3^^.

MrBaskerville:

Steve the Pocket:

MrBaskerville:
Cool, but still dissapointed that they left out the ps3, i would have bought it instantly.

I'm not. It makes me hopeful that this version will be a proper point-and-click, like Telltale's earlier games. The original control scheme was an utter disaster, and one of the reasons I'm glad LucasArts stopped making adventure games not long after.

The good news is that this will probably also run just fine on whatever computer you have. Even if they have proper in-engine backgrounds, there's only so many visual bells and whistles they could possibly add without it not looking like Grim Fandango anymore, and it's not like a super-high framerate is strictly necessary.

I'm just hoping the Linux version actually works this time; I still haven't gotten Brütal Legend to run.

I'm not sure how that would change anything as it's coming to the PS4 and Vita, dunno how a ps3 version could ruin anything...
But i agree that the control shceme sucked, but you should be able to change that even on a ps3, the Monkey Island 1-2 ports worked perfectly on ps3^^.

I tried Monkey Island with my controller just now. It's... pretty kludgy. I don't really blame other developers for not thinking it's up to snuff. Granted, it would have been better if LucasArts could have been bothered to recognize the analog aspect of the analog stick instead of just mapping it to four binary directional movements.

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