Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards was one of the very first computer games I ever played. Probably not information I should share, given the adult nature of the game as compared to my pre-teen age at the time, but it’s true. The Sierra Entertainment adventure game classics continue to be loved in the hearts of fans that grew up with them, even as we’re faced with horrid reboot attempts like Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust. There’s good news for fans who want something more authentic: Larry creator Al Lowe is working on an HD remake of the original game alongside new rights-holder Replay Studios.
The news comes from EGM, which reveals that the HD enhancements will bring Lounge Lizards to every platform you can think of: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, XBLA, PSN, OnLive and Steam are all mentioned. What this might mean for the game’s more mature content — this is a story about a dude trying to get laid, after all — remains to be seen, but with Lowe at the helm at least you can rest easy knowing he’ll have a say in any creative departures.
The team will continue remaking the original Larry series if the remake launch turns out to be a successful one. The ultimate plan, of course, is to eventually launch a new series of adventures for the lovable loser, one which hopefully discounts the existence of Box Office Bust entirely. Those new adventures will bring Larry into the age of the Internet and online dating, hopefully with hilariously creepy results.
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