While it was definitely a wonderful surprise to hear the announcement of the forthcoming re-release of LucasArts’ classic Grim Fandango during Sony’s E3 conference last month, many gamers who loved the original PC version were dismayed to hear that the re-release would apparently be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. As it turns out, those who would prefer to revisit the game on a computer are in luck, as the official Twitter account for Double Fine Productions, the studio that is currently working on the remastering, had this to say today:
Reap your heart out! We’re pleased to announce Grim Fandango will also be available on PC, Mac, and Linux alongside PlayStation 4 and Vita!
— Double Fine (@DoubleFine) July 9, 2014
It’s nice that Double Fine is taking the time to make the game available to PC devotees who may have gotten their start with the original 1997 release of the game, along with making the game available on other operating systems as well. Apparently, Grim Fandango will still remain exclusive to PlayStation systems as far as home video game consoles go, so Xbox and Nintendo fans without a good enough computer will still miss the opportunity to revisit or get acquainted with Manny Calavera’s journey through the Land of the Dead.
We will keep you updated on the Grim Fandango re-release as more news becomes available.
Now that the game will be coming to home computers in addition to the PS4 and Vita, are you more likely to pick it up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.