It’s actually kind if funny. As much as we gamers ache for new technology and games, we can’t seem to let go of our nostalgic past, holding onto our favourite classic games with the ferocity of an East-German bear hug. Over at the PlayStation Experience on the weekend, that nostalgia went into overdrive as Tim Schafer and Double Fine knocked out a trio of announcements.
First up, the big news: Day Of The Tentacle is making a comeback. The classic 1993 game and Maniac Mansion sequel is getting remastered, and will hit PlayStation 4, Linux, Mac, PC and PS Vita next year. I’m only hoping that the PS4 can handle those VGA visuals. As you can imagine, Geoff is currently frothing at the mouth at this one-two combination of Street Fighter V and his favourite point ‘n click returning.
Next up, your PS4 is about to get broken. Broken Age that is. Tim Schafer’s crowd-funded game will hit the console next year, with both halves of act 1 arriving in time for the release of act 2 next year. That was a very weird sentence to type out. And last but certainly not least, some Grim Fandango Remastered news!
The game has a proper release date, and will be out January 27 on PlayStation 4, PC, PS Vita and Mac. As you can imagine, I’m the one frothing at the mouth now, as Grim Fandango remains my very favouritest point ‘n click game of all time. If you haven’t played it, you lucky bastards. That means you get to experience that wonder for the first time.
I envy you all.
Last Updated: December 8, 2014