13 Oct

Like this, but in HD

It seems all but inevitable that we will have HD versions of any and all popular adventure game series. For now, Leisure Suit Larry is joining the likes of Monkey Island by getting the ole’ HD remasterin’. Al Lowe, the mind behind the franchise’s glory days (read: not Box Office Bust), and Replay Games are working on a modernization of the original Land of the Lounge Lizards adventure. In addition, Replay is distributing an untitled new game in the series set for Q4 2012, to be developed by Adventure-Mob.

“I’m totally jazzed to work with long-term friend and Sierra buddy, Paul Trowe. He’s worked tirelessly for years to get the  Larry  rights and return them to the hands of the Sierra ‘family.’ Working with Paul’s team ensures that the world’s favorite leisure suit-wearer remains the same guy we all learned to love a quarter-century ago.” Al Lowe said, “I’ll oversee the entire production of these games to ensure the highest standards and some amazing new adventures for my pal,  Larry. It’s great to see my creation released from his digital dungeon!”

“I’m honored to work with game designer-extraordinaire and total legend, Al Lowe, on one of the most best-loved and successful adventure games in history. I’ve been working to acquire the original Sierra properties for over 10 years. I can’t even begin to explain how thrilled I am to announce we’re letting  Larry breathe the fresh air of freedom once more and releasing him from the clutches of corporate America.” Paul Trowe, Replay Games Founder and CEO, stated, “Al and I are working very closely on this, to make sure every  Larry game is the best. The remake of the original  Leisure Suit Larry  is going to kick so much ass, the entire world will have to play it standing up. And buy new pants. And a cushion. Seriously, we’re really excited about this.”

No release date has been announced for Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards HD, but the “next generation” of Larry will be coming to PSN, XBLA, iOS, PC, OnLive, and Gaikai sometime in Q4 2012 or “as soon as it’s suitably awesome!”

Was Leisure Suit Larry one of the franchises you wanted to see in HD? Could this new untitled Larry succeed were all other 3D games in the series have failed? Comment below!