At the keynote address at Sony’s PlayStation Experience expo, developer Double Fine Productions revealed a third remaster of one of Tim Schaffer’s (the company’s founder) adventure games from his time at LucasArts in the 1990s: Full Throttle Remastered, coming to the PC, PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita
Full Throttle was originally released on April 30, 1995 for the PC. Featuring the voice work of Mark Hamill (Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker), the game has earned cult status in the years since its release.
According to a post on the PlayStation Blog by Double Fine Productions’ community manager James Spafford, remaster “will feature all new artwork, with high resolution backgrounds and animation, with each one of the many thousands of frames being repainted by hand. We’ll be aiming to restore the sound and music to a higher quality, and we’ll also fill the game with special features like concept artwork, commentary tracks, and as many other things as we can think of!”
This is the third remaster of a classic Tim Schaffer LucasArts adventure game to be handled by Double Fine recently. 1998’s Grim Fandango received a remaster for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Android and iOS devices in January this year, while 1993’s Day of the Tentacle is due to receive a remaster for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita sometime in early 2016.