Grim Fandango Remastered Coming in Early 2015

Grim Fandango Remastered is the upcoming remake of the PC classic. At the PlayStation Experience, a release date for the title was finally revealed.

During this year’s PlayStation Experience event, it was announced that the upcoming title Grim Fandango Remastered will be released on January 27th. A trailer for the game was released, which can be seen below. The game will be available for the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC. The remake of Grim Fandango was first revealed during Sony’s E3 presentation. Studio Double Fine demonstrated the title at IndieCade 2014; new features to the game included higher-resolution background textures, improved resolution for character models, and real-time lighting models. Players are also able to switch back and forth between the new presentation and the original graphics from the original version of the game. Grim Fandango Remastered will also feature a remastered version of the soundtrack, fully orchestrated through performances of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Orginally released in 1998, Grim Fandango was critically acclaimed by reviewers. The game was considered to be one of the best games of that year. Despite the game’s acclaim, Grim Fandango was considered a commercial failure, which helped lead to the decline of the adventure game genre. The game combines elements of the Aztec belief of the afterlife along with film noir, such as the Casablanca, to create the Land of the Dead. It is through here that recently departed souls must travel before they reach their final destination: the Ninth Underworld. The plot follows travel agent Manuel “Manny” Calavera, who is trying to save Mercedes “Meche” Colomar, a newly arrived virtuous soul, during her long journey. Players control Manny as he collects objects to interact with the world around him in order to solve puzzles.

Grim Fandango Remastered will be available on January 27th. The game will be available on the PS4, PS Vita, and PC.