Catch This Glorious Grim Fandango Retrospective With The Game’s Developers

By Eugene . June 13, 2014 . 4:00pm


Gamers everywhere were surprised at the announcement by Double Fine Studios that they were re-mastering legendary adventure game Grim Fandango for PlayStation 4, PS Vita and other platforms. Now, we’ve got a new video from Sony’s PlayStation YouTube channel with twelve minutes of Tim Schafer and some of the devs discussing the game in a glorious retrospective.


And we do mean retro, with the video even plumbing back into old school recordings done back during the original game’s days. Scattered through it are also some thoughts on the studio’s plans on how to update the game.


Keep an ear out, as there are plenty of golden nuggets tucked into the video. The first is just seconds in, with Tim noting he probably hadn’t touched the game “since 1998”. Another includes a piece by Tim near the 9:10 mark that the original PC version actually managed to make its internal sell numbers. We shan’t spoil the rest.


Grim Fandango will be headed to the Sony PlayStation 4 and Vita.

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  • Never got the chance to play it. Day one on Vita.

  • foopy

    For Disney to not be receptive at all to the LucasArts adventure catalog — just throw them in the garbage — was my biggest fear of the acquisition. The Grim Fandango project is both exciting on its own because I love Grim and evidence that Disney is aware of the love that does exist for those old properties.

    I wonder if Ron Gilbert might be able to do something with Monkey Island? That might be asking for the world, though…

    • The Monkey Island Tales on iOS were kinda cool. So I sense we’re gonna get a lot more of these eventually.

  • Seth Rich

    I like how the biggest cheer during the Sony conference seemed to come from the mere mentioning of a game that already exists. Grim Fandango just seemed lost in a strange place in history that it was kind of shocking to hear it’s name said so casually on stage. Tim hadn’t even touched it in 98.

    SO happy to see it come back. It’s hilarious, charming, and I can’t get it to work on my computer anymore.

  • Really interesting video. I never played this game before, or really, any game of that genre (didn’t have a PC that could handle games well at the time). I love how creative they were with this though, mixing Mexican folklore with film noire. It sounds fantastic, and I look forward to trying it out on the Vita when it comes out.

  • AdhesiveBoy

    I haven’t heard of this before, but I’m getting it day one ps4. This guy has a visionary attitude.

  • Kornelious

    Well i know one fast-talking British-Australian that will have a ball with this announcement! XD

  • Kudan

    It’s awesome the game is making a comeback, i hope it’s getting a PC version as well because it only seems to be going to PS platforms.

  • Tom

    I just checked this on youtube, the last sentence was really sweet. I like the idea of letting him do a reboot of his own game.

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