Double Fine and Lucasarts fans rejoice! Remasters of three classic adventure games are launching on the Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass. Grim Fandango Remastered, Full Throttle Remastered, and Day of the Tentacle Remastered are finally going to be in the hands of Xbox players.
Each one of these classic quirky titles from the heyday of point-and-click adventure games has received remastered visuals and a host of new features. Live orchestra recordings, remastered audio, the ability to switch between the classic and modern visuals, and even behind the scene commentary from developers. Though longtime fans may not need convincing, newcomers should know that these remastered editions are the definitive way to experience each one of these games.
With all three games launching on the same day, it may be hard to decide which one to hop into first. First, there’s Day of the Tentacle Remastered. This wacky adventure sees a goofy group of friends travel through time in an attempt to thwart a mutated, purple tentacle that plans to take over the world. Full Throttle Remastered features a few more RPG elements, and sees motorcyclist Full Throttle Ben attempting to clear himself and his gang from being accused of a murder. Finally, Grim Fandango Remastered follows the afterlife of travel agent Manuel “Manny Calavera as he tries to prevent a virtuous soul from reaching the wrong destination.
Each one of these unique adventure games will be immediately available to Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers, or purchasable from the Xbox Store for £9.99, with a launch discount dropping them down a little more. If you’re eager to explore some of the most famous titles from the 90’s, there couldn’t be a better time.
If you have any questions or just want to share your excitement with us, write to us in the comments below, and make sure you keep an eye out for our review of each title on Xbox One soon.
Day of the Tentacle Remastered Description:
Originally released by LucasArts in 1993 as a sequel to Ron Gilbert’s ground breaking Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle is a mind-bending, time travel, cartoon puzzle adventure game in which three unlikely friends work together to prevent an evil mutated purple tentacle from taking over the world! Over twenty years later, Day of the Tentacle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork, with remastered audio, music and sound effects. Voice only available in English and German.
Full Throttle Remastered Description:
Released by LucasArts in 1995, Full Throttle is a classic graphic adventure game from industry legend Tim Schafer, telling the story of Ben Throttle, the butt-kicking leader of biker gang the Polecats who gets caught up in a tale of Motorcycles, Mayhem, and Murder. Now over 20 years later, Full Throttle is back in a remastered edition featuring all new hand-drawn and 3D high-resolution artwork, with remastered audio and music.
Grim Fandango Remastered Description:
One of the most acclaimed adventure games of all time is now back, better than ever. Grim Fandango’s epic story of four years in the life (or death) of Manny Calavera, travel agent to the dead, has been remastered to look, sound, and control even better than when it won GameSpot’s Game of the Year award upon its original launch.
What a nasty thing it must be to work at Double Fine now. They have to waste time bringing games over to Xbox that they weren’t even bothered with bringing to it the past 5 years simply because they knew nobody would buy them on that platform. And just because Microsoft owns them, they are forced to now lol. People need to leave that studio if they want an actual user base to buy and play their games going forward.