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Grim Fandango is a dark comedy neo-noir adventure game originally released in 1998 with Tim Schafer as the game's project leader. In the game the player must converse with other characters and examine, collect, and use objects correctly to solve puzzles in order to progress. The World of Grim Fandango combines elements of the Aztec belief of afterlife with style aspects of film noir, to create the Land of the Dead, through which recently departed souls, represented in the game as calaca-like figures, must travel before they reach their final destination, the Ninth Underworld. The original story follows travel agent Manuel "Manny" Calavera as he attempts to save Mercedes "Meche" Colomar, a newly arrived but virtuous soul, during her long journey.
The remastered version of Grim Fandango was announced during Sony's press conference at E3 2014, and is being developed by Schafer's current studio Double Fine Productions. The remastered title will appear first on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, with release to follow later on other yet-announced platforms.
Grim Fandango Remastered
The remastered version was predicated on the closure of the LucasArts development studio in 2013 shortly after its acquisition by Disney. Part of the closure included liquidation of its older intellectual properties, including Grim Fandango. Schafer was able to acquire the rights to the game with financial assistance from Sony, and started the process of building out the remaster within Double Fine Productions. In addition to his own developers, Schafer hopes to reach out to players who had created unofficial patches and graphical improvements on the original game, and gain their help to improve the game's assets for the remastered version.
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