If you were playing PC games in the late ‘80s and ‘90s, chances are that you played at least one of the Leisure Suit Larry games. The series was created by Al Lowe and put together by the then masters of adventure games, Sierra. As the original game from 1987 (Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards) approaches its 25th anniversary, Replay Games has managed to acquire the rights to the franchise and are developing an HD remake.
If that’s not good enough news in itself, Replay Games’ founder and CEO Paul Trowe has confirmed that they will be developing remakes of all of the Larry games in the series – except for Leisure Suit Larry 4: The Missing Floppies, for obvious reasons (for those who don’t know why, it’s because the game doesn’t exist and Lowe moved from Larry 3 to Larry 5).
Lowe will be working alongside Replay Games throughout these remakes so for the über Larry fans out there you need not worry about these remakes losing their soul. Should the remakes prove successful, Lowe and Trowe have plans to continue the Larry franchise with brand new games.
The remakes will be heading to almost every platform known to mankind: PC, MAC, iOS, XBLA, PSN, On-Live, Steam and Android with the first Larry game arriving sometime in 2012. The remakes will not include that god-awful Larry abomination from 2007, Magna Cum Laude because that game was terrible and should never be referred to as a Larry game again. Please. Thanks.