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Taak Farst 06-09-2014 11:18 PM

Grim Fandango: Remastered - PS4, Vita, PC, Mac & Linux
 
http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/09/grim-fandango-is-finally-getting-the-respect-it-deserves-thanks-to-sony-and-disney/

Is it time to get a PS4 yet?

urluckyday 06-09-2014 11:53 PM

It is time to get a PS4.

Signed,
A loyal Xbox/Microsoft lover.

CikMatt 06-09-2014 11:57 PM

It's happening!

gusjc 06-10-2014 01:18 AM

Oh my god I can't believe it! I'm SO happy! This has got to be the best piece of news out of E3.

Thrik 06-10-2014 04:47 AM

Good ****ing god. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG2wFVfi5Rw

Sallim 06-10-2014 05:19 AM

I would imagined anything, but this?! THIS?!

Best news 2014!

the late D. Hurley 06-10-2014 06:04 AM

I am under a lot of pressure due to university exams right now - when this popped up in my newsfeed, all that weight was briefly lifted. I am so, SO happy to see this being made - let's just hope we'll get it on PC as well. Now excuse me while I lean back, close my eyes and listen to some "Mr. Frustration man"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edqyYSmAuN0

N3mo 06-10-2014 07:57 AM

Oh GOD YES.
I spotted an unseen concept art in the E3 video. Finally.

VampireNaomi 06-10-2014 09:25 AM

Oh my God, I never thought I'd live to see this day. I just might have to invest in a PS4 or Vita just because of this. Holy damn.

Sallim 06-10-2014 01:05 PM

Tim Schafer's Twitter :
"Talk about other platforms soon! Sony's been a great help making this happen & we're excited to be working with them on the console version!"

https://twitter.com/TimOfLegend/stat...79637987315714

Had to cancel my grimFandago 4, eh ps 4 order.. phew :D

VampireNaomi 06-10-2014 03:04 PM

@Sallim

That's a relief! If I'm going to buy a new console, I'd rather it be a Wii U.

Other than the awesome GF news, it's great to see that so many old faces showed up in this thread right away. I guess one's love of Grim Fandango never dies. :)

CikMatt 06-10-2014 04:57 PM

We're going to have actual new fans here soon that bought it from a store and everything. Maybe this'll get the stop-mo opening project going again, too.

MeddlingMonk 06-10-2014 05:58 PM

When I saw the news I had to check the calendar. I thought it was June, but it felt more like April Fool's Day.

I suppose whether or not it comes to PC (or Mac, too) will depend on how well it does on the initial platforms. Grim Fandango has always been rated critically very highly, although that didn't translate into high sales when first released. I guess we'll see if 16 years of hype leads to better results this time around. (And if they manage to get all those damned elevator doors working properly.)

ultraneonoirantihero 06-10-2014 06:25 PM

I'm hoping they've watched this video and got some ideas:

View page
YouTube Video

CikMatt 06-10-2014 08:38 PM

2 Player Productions has a interesting short look at the game and it's upcoming rerelease:

View page
YouTube Video

I think the most interesting thing is Tim saying the team didn't get along so well towards the end.

Conrad Tuakin 06-11-2014 05:15 AM

What I would really like to see is some merchandise to go along with the release, hopefully something like a statue of Manny.

urluckyday 06-12-2014 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Conrad Tuakin (Post 2849712)
What I would really like to see is some merchandise to go along with the release, hopefully something like a statue of Manny.

Wouldn't be surprised to see some swag from Doublefine. They always do a great job with that sort of stuff.

Conrad Tuakin 06-12-2014 04:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by urluckyday (Post 2849745)
Wouldn't be surprised to see some swag from Doublefine. They always do a great job with that sort of stuff.

Yes I got the statue they did of Eddie Riggs for brutal legend which is epic so hopefully we will see something/anything for grim fandango

MeddlingMonk 06-12-2014 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Conrad Tuakin (Post 2849712)
What I would really like to see is some merchandise to go along with the release, hopefully something like a statue of Manny.

I've already got a statue of Manny. Well, the little bendy thing that doesn't look even remotely like Manny. But, still.

Sallim 06-13-2014 07:19 AM

The retrospective is great! Even the HD version was mentioned :D
Maaaaan so awesome =)

MeddlingMonk 06-13-2014 08:07 AM

And Tim seemed to be saying that they were going to be making use of Residual. That would be cool since the open source license requires that any bug fixes and improvements they make have to be shared with the project. Which won't make Residual into a stealth remastering of GF for PC/Mac, but it should make Residual's GF support much better much more quickly.

Now I understand why Tim seemed so obsessed with picking out Residual bugs when he was playing GF for the cameras recently.

the late D. Hurley 06-16-2014 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MeddlingMonk (Post 2849775)
I've already got a statue of Manny. Well, the little bendy thing that doesn't look even remotely like Manny. But, still.

I found this little home made thingamajig at the local equivalent of craigslist for 5 euros about a week ago - just before the announcement. Funny how these things happen. I do hope for some extra merchandise though. I'd love a model of the bone wagon with Manny and Glottis

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/b...psmcqxyy1r.jpg
Gotta add a tie to that some day...

MeddlingMonk 06-17-2014 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the late D. Hurley (Post 2849950)
Gotta add a tie to that some day...

Unless that's supposed to be the sailor suit. Hard to say. Looks more like pajamas than a suit. I guess that would be OK. He's dead, after all.

N3mo 06-20-2014 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VampireNaomi (Post 2849664)
@Sallim
Other than the awesome GF news, it's great to see that so many old faces showed up in this thread right away. I guess one's love of Grim Fandango never dies. :)

You said it! The first thing I thought was to come here!

Silvek 06-25-2014 11:42 AM

I was also very excited when I heard this, in fact I can't remember anything else that came out of E3 after hearing about the remake.

The PS4/Vita exclusivity doesn't bother me, it will come to PC eventually. I'd rather have Grim exclusive to PS4 for a while than it being left buried in Disney's basement forever.
In fact, I believe that it was probably only by using the leverage of Sony that Tim Schafer and DF managed to convince them to licence Grim at all.

Now I eagerly await the release date and the merchandise (where the real money is made) :thmbup1:

MeddlingMonk 06-26-2014 06:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silvek (Post 2850332)
Now I eagerly await the release date and the merchandise

I have a sudden desire for a real, collapsible scythe.

stewlil 07-03-2014 08:38 AM

Only just heard about this now, I've almost got tears in my eyes hah.

I wonder if it's going to be just a HD release, or if remaster means something more to it. Imagining a 3D rendered world gets me very excited :) Shame that we will have to wait for PC release, but GTA V has gotten me used to that feeling by now haha.

Alexrd 07-03-2014 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stewlil (Post 2850830)
I wonder if it's going to be just a HD release, or if remaster means something more to it. Imagining a 3D rendered world gets me very excited :)

Based on Schafer's tweets, it will be "just" an HD release, with at least two control different schemes, and compatible with modern systems.

MeddlingMonk 07-09-2014 05:56 PM

Since not everyone is a Broken Age backer (why the hell not??) or follows DF on twitter, there is this to share from the latest backer update:
Double Fine is pleased to announce that, along with the console exclusive PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of Grim Fandango, Manny will also reap once again on PC, Mac, and Linux!

And thatís not all, folks! All versions will be launching simultaneously, so everyone can play on day one and not have to worry about those spoilers youíve been successfully avoiding for the past fifteen years. (Pro-tip: stay off Twitter.)
So there.

Silvek 07-10-2014 05:56 PM

It was bound to be released on PC so that's not a surprise, but it's great that it will be released simultaneously!

I hope they release some more details on the remake soon, screenshots, release date, etc.

Huz 07-10-2014 06:54 PM

Pft, I've got Grim Fandango on the PC already.

ZaXeriaw 07-16-2014 06:35 PM

Well, I'm glad I read the news about the PC-version before I saw there would be a remake. Saved a lot of nervous breakdowns to be a bit slow this time.

Anyway, one of the best and most important news in over ten years!

Shuz 08-21-2014 05:50 PM

I haven't been to this site in YEARS and just saw the news on the front page so I just had to check in after all this time and say WOOOOOO! life is good. So glad to see this forum is still going and some familiar names are still around :-)

MeddlingMonk 08-22-2014 06:01 PM

Well, you know, can't move on until we meet our sales quota.


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