Few games are held in higher regard than Tim Schaefer’s classics Day of the Tentacle and Full Throttle. Made in the golden age of adventure gaming by the now defunct LucasArts (the early 90’s), these time-honored point and click games are more dense with hilarious dialogue and visual gags than their relatively big-budget contemporaries made decades later.
While GOG.com has been able to bring Sam & Max Hit The Road, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and The Dig back to our PCs in 2014, fans of Tim Schaefer have been waiting impatiently for Maniac Mansion’s classic sequel and Ben, everyone’s favorite biker to, make their way to modern machines.
The humans, they were our oppressors.
But now gamer prayers have been answered in a big, big way. In October, the Day of the Tentacle remaster was announced. Yesterday at the Playstation Experience 2015 event, the first, glorious video of the adventures of Dr. Fred, hoagie, Laverne and Bernard was shown.
It looks so good. And it’s coming to PS4 and PS Vita “early next year” with commentaries from the game’s original devs Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman, Larry Ahern, Peter McConnell, Clint Bajakian and Peter Chan.
These remasters are far beyond a mere 1080p up-res and remapping of controls for modern-day consoles, this is essentially a top-to-bottom remake of the entire game. The art looks gorgeous, the audio is cleaned up (no more tinkering with your Soundblaster) and each frame of animation will be drawn by hand.
So says Double Fine in their official announcement of the Full Throttle remaster:
Full Throttle Remastered will feature all new artwork, with high resolution backgrounds and animation, with each frame being repainted by hand. We’ll be aiming to restore the sound and music to a higher quality, and we’ll also fill the game with special features like concept artwork, commentary tracks and as many other things as we can think of!
Thank you, based Tim Schaefer. Thank you.