Though I don’t think I was at an age capable of understanding, let a lone play the original LucasArts game, Day of the Tentacle, I remember finding the game in a download pack for SummVM and instantly fell in love with this pixely point-and-click adventure. And now, it’s coming back again thanks to Double Fine who are once again remastering a classic adventure game.
Grim Fandango received similar treatment earlier this year and now it’s time for one of the trippiest point and click adventure titles to be remastered. All of these remasters of course come courtesy of Double Fine founder, Tim Schafer, who spent some time at LucasArts.
Sequel to Manic Mansion, Day of the Tentacle launched in 1993 and tells the story of three awkward nerdy teenagers who travelled through time around a mad scientists mansion. The game allowed players to switch between the past, present, and future in order to solve various puzzles. However, what you did with one character in the past, would have an effect on the future timelines.
Due to the game’s pixel nature, the Day of the Tentacle Remaster will feature new hand-drawn, hi-resolution artwork along with remastered audio, music, and sounds. If however, you’re keen on the classic look of the game, you can easily switch between the new and old artwork whenever you please. There’s also a new way to interact with the game, though you can switch back to the classic way if you so wish.
Also, like the original game, Day of the Tentacle will also include the entirety of Maniac Mansion as an in-game bonus.
Day of the Tentacle Remastered is set to launch in “early 2016” for PS4, PS Vita, PC and Mac.