It’s always cause for excitement when Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions take the stage at a gaming event, and this is especially true of Double Fine’s recent partnership with PlayStation! Along with discussing Double Fine’s remastering of classic PC adventure game, Grim Fandango, Schafer also confirmed something else exciting– Double Fine would be remastering another of Schafer’s classics that he made when working for now-defunct LucasArts.
Day of the Tentacle, the much-beloved sequel to original LucasArts adventure game hit, Maniac Mansion, will follow in Grim Fandango’s footsteps, being remastered for a new generation of gamers! As with Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle’s remastering will be available for PC, Mac and Linux in 2015, and also as with Grim Fandango, it will be exclusive to PlayStation in the console and handheld space, merely releasing for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, outside of computers.
In Day of the Tentacle, players guide Bernard Bernoulli and his friends as they try to stop an evil sentient tentacle bent on world domination. During its initial run, the game was extensively praised for its gameplay, writing and quirky sense of humour.
Along with pegging a Day of the Tentacle remaster for 2015 at PlayStation Experience, Schafer also announced a release date for the Grim Fandango remaster, which will come to computers and PlayStation on January 27th, 2015.
Better still is yet another surprise from Double Fine. Their Kickstarter-backed two-part adventure game, Broken Age, which is available in its first half for computers, Ouya and mobile devices, will release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita! The PlayStation editions wil be the complete experience, and the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita ports will also launch day-and-date with Broken Age: Part 2 in early 2015.
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