Double Fine Productions released its remastered version of the 1998 classic point-and-click puzzle adventure Grim Fandango, Tuesday.
The development team hasn’t changed much of the game itself, which is a testament of what the original group of creators had done, leaving intact the story, character design, and puzzles. What has changed was a much needed graphical reworking. Visual textures and in-game lighting have been brought into the modern era, and the controls have been updated, making them far better. Double Fine even re-recorded Grim Fandango’s soundtrack with a full orchestra.
CEO and President of Double Fine, Tim Schafer, had recently announced that pre-orders had gone on sale, along with the game’s $14.99 price.
The story follows the exploits of Manny Calavera the travel agent of the dead, as he tries to unravel a conspiracy of the course of four years, that will threaten Calavera’s very soul. Throughout the game, players will be solving puzzles that help the skeleton progress through his adventure that is laden with peril and dark humor.
Grim Fandango Remastered is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita. Versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux can be downloaded through the digital game distribution platforms of Steam or GOG.