One of the best surprises back at Sony’s last E3 conference was the announcement that Tim Schafer and Double Fine were hard at work preparing a remastered release of Grim Fandango, a much-loved adventure game Schafer headed back during his time at LucasArts in 1998. A release window wasn’t provided other than “sometime in 2015,” but as it turns out, we won’t have to wait much longer, as Grim Fandango Remastered has just been given a launch date of January 27th for PlayStation 4, PS Vita, PC, Mac, and Linux.
Along with this exciting announcement comes the first actual trailer for the game, allowing us to get a better look at the graphical enhancements that Remastered will sport. While it looks like the original version’s 4:3 aspect ratio won’t be changed, the character textures are noticeably sharper and cleaner, along with enhanced lighting for both them and the pre-rendered environments.
Manny Calavera’s 4-year journey was a personal favorite during my early days of PC gaming, so it will definitely be exciting to revisit one of LucasArts’ best titles when Grim Fandango Remastered launches.