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More remakes to come from LucasArts

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LucasArts plans more retro remakes

[quote]LucasArts' president Darrell Rodriguez has confirmed that LucasArts will be making many more remakes of games from it's back catalogue, based on the success of Monkey Island: SE.

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition was a remake and re-release of one of LucasArts' most loved games, complete with new audio and graphical options. It was released across the PC, Xbox 360 and iPhone and seems to have done well enough that LucasArts is now ramping up production of other remakes.

"We plan to do much more of this, both on Steam and iPhone and other platforms in the future," Rodriguez told GameTrailers.tv.

Rodriguez also unveiled that next week will see the re-release of the Jedi Knight series over Steam, expanding on the selection of retro games that are currently available on Steam in their original form.

Rodriguez also commented that LucasArts had definitely considered making sequels to some of the under-represented games, such as Fate of Atlantis and Grim Fandango.

"One of the great opportunities working here is to be able to meet some of the legends--to meet Tim Schafer, to meet Larry Holland (X-Wing, TIE Fighter), to meet Dave Grossman or Ron Gilbert ," he teased. "Wouldn't it be great to work with them on new things?"

Most of those folks famously left LucasArts a while back though when it became clear that the company wasn't much interested in anything but Star Wars games. Gilbert is currently working on DeathSpank for Hothead Games, while Grossman continues the Sam and Max and Monkey Island games at TellTale Games and Schafer is about to release Brutal Legend from his own studio, Double Fine.[/quote]

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  • @natlinxz said: I hope a remake of Flight of the Amazon Queen is released!

    Not a Lucsarts game. You probably assumed it was an LA game since FOTAQ is supported by Scummvm, but Scummvm supports several non-LA games.

  • I would settle for ANY kind of rerelease of Grim Fandango, just so long as it can run in XP without crashing every fifteen minutes.

  • Come'on Secret of monkey island 2 SE, a LOOM redo, and Maybe a Full Throttle would be pretty cool.

  • The LeChuck's Revenge SE is (hopefully) inevitable, but I'd rather have remakes of the really early ones, rather than the refined-interface, voiced ones such as FT, DotT, etc. I'd love to see remakes of Zak McKracken and Maniac Mansion, that horrible over-complicated interface simply discouraged me playing (thankfully they re-released SMI with the decent interface on the CD version); I've never managed to get into Zak as a result, and only had the perseverance to do Maniac Mansion to the end once.

    Games like Full Throttle, Grim Fandango and Curse of Monkey Island simply don't need an SE. Especially not CMI, its graphics simply stand against time in a way FT and Frim Fandango's ones don't.

  • @wefeelgroove said: I would settle for ANY kind of rerelease of Grim Fandango, just so long as it can run in XP without crashing every fifteen minutes.

    You've got me beat--at least you can get the game to install! (My 64-bit OS apparently took one look at the 16-bit installer and laughed.)

    I keep hoping they'll update GF and put it up on Steam, like they've done with The Dig. Same goes for Outlaws.

  • @Linque said: Even better, does this mean a Grim Fandango SE?



    I'm not in favor of a sequel (I'd buy it - don't get me wrong), but an SE would be much better. Improved controls, for sure.

  • Really? I just got that they meant they were releasing SOMI: SE on other platforms, not that they were doing more retro remakes. Although with the success of MI I completely believe we'll see more, but I didn't get that out of the interview.

  • @Secret Fawful said: Really? I just got that they meant they were releasing SOMI: SE on other platforms, not that they were doing more retro remakes. Although with the success of MI I completely believe we'll see more, but I didn't get that out of the interview.

    "We plan to do much more of this, both on Steam and iPhone and other platforms in the future," Rodriguez told GameTrailers.tv.

    SMI:SE has already been released on both Steam and iPhone, so this quote cannot be a reference to that game.

  • I'd like to see all pre-talkie era games redone (at least with voices obviously) - so that would be Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken, the Last Crusade, MI:LCR and possibly Labyrinth.

    I wouldn't say no to a special edition of Grim, with updated character models (personally I think the backgrounds look beautiful as they are - ah Rubacava...) though what I would really like for them to do is to make the cameras dynamic instead of the current fixed version because that's what I dislike the most about the game. But a SE probably isn't worth the amount of work that would entail as I think they would have to recreate every location in full 3D. Still, one can dream...

  • @Linque said: Even better, does this mean a Grim Fandango SE?

    Oh please oh please oh PLEASE...

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