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Lucasarts want to do more adventure remakes

Lucasarts want to do more adventure remakes

Lucasarts is soon to release a remake of The Secret of Monkey Island, complete with remade graphics and sounds.

We don't need to tell you how happy we were when Lucasarts announced that it was going to release a remake of The Secret of Monkey Island, nor how desperate we are for Lucasarts to do the same for the other adventure games that the company was so well-known for back in the '90s. Speaking of which, we've got some good news.

In an interview with ScreenPlay Lucasarts' Brooks Brown hinted that there were a lot of people at the company who wanted to continue remaking those classic adventure games, but that getting the green-light to do so from the higher-ups would depend on sales performance for initial titles.

In a nutshell then; if lots of people but The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition then Lucasarts will probably start doing Special Edition remakes of the other games - Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle, Loom and possibly even Manic Mansion.

"If this sells, there's no one at this company who doesn't want to do these games," said Brown. "It's a matter of showing that there's interest and this market is alive and get people as excited as possible about Monkey Island Special Edition to show that these things can make it."

If the series of remakes continue to sell well of course then there's nothing to say that the remakes and re-releases couldn't spread to other platforms. Flight of the Amazon Queen has already proved that old Scumm adventure games are a viable product on the iPhone and there are several emulators out there that'll run the games on the DS too, so Lucasarts would be foolish not to get stuck in on those platforms in the future.

Which is your favourite Lucasarts adventure game? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Journeyer 18th June 2009, 12:46 Quote
Fantastic news!
I'd love to see updated versions of the good old classics like those mentioned, and one that has been on my mind a lot lately: Zak McKracken!
liratheal 18th June 2009, 12:56 Quote
..I'll be buying it just to help give them a reason to do the others.
StephenK 18th June 2009, 12:56 Quote
Great stuff. I'll be doing my part at any rate. I know what all my friends are getting as birthday presents :p (not to mention picking a couple of copies up for myself of course).
coolius 18th June 2009, 13:43 Quote
C'mon Day of the Tentacle!!!!
[USRF]Obiwan 18th June 2009, 13:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Journeyer
Fantastic news!
I'd love to see updated versions of the good old classics like those mentioned, and one that has been on my mind a lot lately: Zak McKracken!

Hell yeah!!!
zabe 18th June 2009, 14:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by liratheal
..I'll be buying it just to help give them a reason to do the others.

That's exactly what I'll do. Maybe this way I'll contribute to pave the way for a MI5...
JonDixon 18th June 2009, 16:15 Quote
Is it me or is this a bit lame. Lucasarts do some new adventure games do a DOTT2 or Full Throttle 2 or Grim Fandango 2. I loved your adventure games but c'mon wheres the fun in replaying games where you know the solutions to the puzzles.


I'll probably buy it though, Im the same sucker who buys blu ray versions of films I have on dvd which i had on vhs.
steveo_mcg 18th June 2009, 16:52 Quote
I think your called the perfect customer, your in good company round here.
knuck 18th June 2009, 16:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by
lol at least you understand your weakness :D

Fantastic news though. I really hope to get a remake of Grim Fandango, even though the chances are slim because it's the newest of all. I wish I could play a version that is not bugged and that is hassle free because these days on Vista/7, even with the patches and all it still crashes on me. Actually the last time I played was on my Pentium 233MMX back in the win98 days
CardJoe 18th June 2009, 16:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ghys
lol at least you understand your weakness :D

Fantastic news though. I really hope to get a remake of Grim Fandango, even though the chances are slim because it's the newest of all. I wish I could play a version that is not bugged and that is hassle free because these days on Vista/7, even with the patches and all it still crashes on me. Actually the last time I played was on my Pentium 233MMX back in the win98 days

I hear it can be made to run quite easily on the likes of an EEE Linux OS. Have you tried using the fan installer?
knuck 18th June 2009, 18:01 Quote
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Yeah you and I talked about this in another thread about 2 months ago but the game still crashed on me after a few minutes. The sound wasn't synced and after a while there wasn't any at all

I just realized I never played Day of the Tentacle. Let's hope they remake it so I can :)
CardJoe 18th June 2009, 19:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Ghys
I never played Day of the Tentacle

:O
itazura 18th June 2009, 19:41 Quote
i'd love a remake of loom -- it's one of my favorite games. just a shame the sequels never came about :(
knuck 18th June 2009, 20:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
:O

I know right

Maybe I could give it a shot in SCUMM ? :D
CardJoe 18th June 2009, 21:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by itazura
i'd love a remake of loom -- it's one of my favorite games. just a shame the sequels never came about :(

Have you listened to the radio play that came with the early versions of the game?
azrael- 18th June 2009, 22:33 Quote
No no no.... No remakes of their Windows-based adventures. It'd be a bit like reshooting Casablanca or <insert your favourite movie here>.

The old DOS-based games need a graphical overhaul to be sure. And of course a Windows-shell.

"You know what'd look good on your face...? The bar!" *SLAM*
Teq 18th June 2009, 22:46 Quote
I will buy it, I love the classic but I'm not buying it because of the new fangled graphics, oh no, I'm buying it to prove that there is a market for 2d adventure games and hopefully they'll stop throwing out 3d shite fests :P
murtoz 19th June 2009, 02:00 Quote
Indiana Jones & the fate of Atlantis ftw!!
murtoz 19th June 2009, 02:01 Quote
aaargh what happened to my cheesecake!?
Flibblebot 19th June 2009, 10:52 Quote
Perhaps you were so excited about the thought of more LucasArts remakes that you ate it without noticing?

Anyhoo...while I'm all for upgrading the originals for modern systems, what I'd really like to see is Lucas making some new adventure games. Then I'd be so excited, I'd probably eat my cheessecake without noticing :p
nicae 21st June 2009, 03:57 Quote
of course they won't sell! look at that **** art! :\
thehippoz 21st June 2009, 07:06 Quote
anyone play rebel assault? remember when that game came out it blew me away- it really had that starwars feel to it.. probably the first game besides quake 2 that made me vow to never play software mode again
Rebourne 21st June 2009, 09:29 Quote
No offense to anyone, but I would much rather have new adventure games than remakes.
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