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Leisure Suit Larry to receive the HD treatment

Gaming’s most lecherous protagonist is about to receive a facelift. Austin-based development studio Replay Games has announced plans to release an HD re-mastered version of Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards. The remake is scheduled to launch for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, XBLA, PSN, On-Live, and Steam. If it’s successful, Replay Games plans to give the HD treatment to the other Leisure Suit Larry titles.

In addition to the remake, the studio is also working directly with series creator Al Lowe, who has given his blessing to the project.  Replay Games and Lowe have plans for brand new Larry adventures scheduled for early 2012 to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary. “I’m overjoyed to see Larry released from his digital dungeon after all this time, and be placed in the hands of someone who understands him and wants to see him, brought back to the forefront by people who love him and understand him,” said Lowe in an interview with EGM.

Above: It’ll look like this, only better

News of the return of Leisure Suit Larry follows the release of several poorly received releases starring Larry’s lesser known and less liked nephew, Larry Lovage. If you count yourself as a member of the Al Lowe camp – and truly love and understand the complexity of Larry Laffer, today is a great day.

Oct 10, 2011

Source: EGM

21 comments

  • sirdilznik - October 11, 2011 8:14 a.m.

    People are missing the point. Besides the gratuitous t & a, which by today's standards is actually rather mild, the original Larry games were hilarious adventure games. I'm not sure how well they will hold up today, especially the really early ones that were keyboard/text driven, but I'm definitely willing to give this game a try, assuming the price is reasonable.
  • Teaspoon - October 11, 2011 7:01 a.m.

    Why should I cough up 800+ MP for mild nudity in some crappy game remake when I could go on the internet and get full nudity - and more - for free? Times have changed.
  • jmcgrotty - October 11, 2011 4:42 a.m.

    It's embarrassing to see anyone say anything negative about this project. I honestly can't see why anyone would be against this. Surely, it can't be full-priced, but I feel sad for anyone who wouldn't pay $10 to $15 for each. Quit trying to sound so arrogant and elitist, people (Moondoggie1157, Ultima), and just accept these are classics that deserve the positive attention. Funny thing is that, even saying all of that, they don't need to be remade. The originals are perfect already.
  • psycho ninja 4 - October 11, 2011 5:04 a.m.

    Aw come on all you want to see are HD Tits i bet.
  • Ultima - October 11, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    What an odd comment. If I don't agree with your opinion I am arrogant and elitist? Hmm that comment is a little hypocritical don't you think? I'm just saying that the old games weren't that good. If you don't agree that's fine, take chill pill.
  • deedob - October 11, 2011 4:40 a.m.

    The first Larry was not a point 'n click adventure. It was a "move with the keyboard arrow and type the text for any action you require" game. It played closer to the Zork games than any point and click games, which were not invented yet at that time. The game was hard, very hard. Larry 1 was then remade by Sierra some years later in VGA 256 colors and got "upgraded" as a point 'n click interface along the process. The game became suddenly so very, very easy that it was a breeze to get through. This is more than likely going to be a point 'n click. If they don't add to the complexity of the game, this won't be a good game. The game is short (takes around 20 minutes to complete when you know how to do things), and is going to be easy to play. I estimate about 4 to 5 hours play-time at max for people who never played it. The story itself is also not that great. *spoilers* (for a 25 years old game...) Play a guy who don't know that disco is dead and try to get laid. Go through his misadventures in about 4 small locations only to find a girl who jumps your bones for no reason without a word exchanged... The posted picture is also the most nudity you're going to get in the game, if that's your thing. Larry 1 was a great game for it's time, but it's time is way past.
  • Moondoggie1157 - October 11, 2011 4:29 a.m.

    Yes, lets remake Leisure Suit Larry in HD, whose bright idea was this? No, really, instead of adding a great game like, I dunno LEGEND OF THE F*CKING DRAGOON to the PSN, they'll add this crap. I mean really?
  • Ultima - October 10, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    Hmmm... problem is the old games were rubbish in the first place
  • EroticInvisibleMan - October 11, 2011 5:28 p.m.

    Are you high? The only good LSL games were the old ones.
  • Ultima - October 11, 2011 6:41 p.m.

    Well each to their own and all that but I thought they were crap. The only selling point seemed to be their titilation which, though massively pixellated, was unique back then and may have given lonely nerds boners.
  • festerblatz82 - April 2, 2012 5:56 p.m.

    HUMOR! How do people not understand?
  • Risonhighmer - October 10, 2011 10:17 p.m.

    Maybe they will follow this up with an announcement that they've found the missing floppies resulting in the release of Larry 4.
  • jennyleezy - October 10, 2011 8:39 p.m.

    I initially read "Replay Games" studio as rapelay games...... I'm sorry :X
  • Budisawesome - October 11, 2011 2:27 a.m.

    Someone say rape?
  • FauxFurry - October 10, 2011 8:14 p.m.

    I'd rather play one of the girls that guys like Larry Laffer hit on, with a ton of options for letting the guys down gently, tearing their self-esteem to shreds after stringing them along or vicious put-downs. In the event that they don't take it too well or don't understand the meaning of the word 'No' in the language currently being spoken, every item the the character can pick up should have its own nut-shot animation as in Saint's Row: The Third. Since that likely won't happen anytime soon, $6.00 or less or Leisure Suit Larry gets no love.
  • garnsr - October 10, 2011 8:11 p.m.

    As a fan of the old point and click games who never got a chance to play them because I didn't have a computer I'm excited to play this on PS3. I just wish Lucasarts would redo the Maniac Mansion games and their other games, too. I'd rather have them than Sierra games.
  • Twatvomit - October 10, 2011 7:12 p.m.

    If its $5 I'm sold, anything more = pass
  • MattK - October 10, 2011 7:06 p.m.

    WANT! I've been wanting as much of the classic adventure games on iOS and my modern Mac as possible, and while emulators and my old copies have sufficed, I'd gladly support more of this. Here's hoping they get the same magic as Telltale Games.
  • LSZ - October 10, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    I'd definitely replay it if it's a decent price. It's been a long time since I played any of the first 7 (well, 6 I guess). They also need to fix some of the "dead end" scenarios that these old adventure games always had.
  • tokengirlstfu - October 10, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    Really? This is retarded.

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