Replay Games Secures Leisure Suit Larry Worldwide Rights; HD Remake Coming Next Year (and More)
Written Tuesday, October 11, 2011 By Dan WebbView author's profile
The character that spawned a generation of love rats and lounge lizards, Larry Laffer, is set to corrupt the youth once again in 2012 as Replay Games today announced that they had snapped up the worldwide rights to the franchise.
Larry’s original creator, Al Lowe, is on board with developer, Adventure-Mob and publisher, Replay Games, to not only bring the classic Leisure Suit Larry games to the Xbox Live and PSN – amongst others – in HD in 2012, but they’re teasing new adventures too! Hopefully these new comical adventures are point-and-click titles like the originals and nothing like that god-awful Codemasters game from a few years back!
Starting in Q4 2012 or as Replay like to put it, "as soon as it’s suitably awesome!", the team will be bringing Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The Lounge Lizards in HD to a series of platforms. Promising no "knock offs, no pseudo-relatives," according to Replay, "These are the real deal."
“I'm totally jazzed to work with long-term friend and Sierra buddy, Paul Trowe,” said original creator, Al Lowe, “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. 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!"
There you have it, looks like the Xbox Live Arcade and PSN will be slightly more sleazy in 2012 then... and that’s nothing but a good thing, right? If anyone wants me, I’ll be making balloon animals out of condoms in a dark corner somewhere. Not that you’re interested.