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Grim Fandango Remastered on its way to Nintendo Switch

Grim Fandango Remastered and Broken Age are both on their way to the Nintendo Switch “in the coming months.”

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Grim Fandango Remastered

Grim Fandango Remastered and Broken Age are both on their way to the Nintendo Switch “in the coming months.”

Developer Double Fine made the announcement yesterday evening at the E3 Coliseum. The release of the two games will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of Grim Fandango.

The game is widely considered to be one of the greatest point-and-click style adventure games ever made. The game’s creator, Tim Schafer, popularized the genre while working at LucasArts in the ‘90s.

The game draws on Mexican folklore and blends it with film noir stylings. The game’s hero, Manny Calavera, is a travel agent, and helps souls on their journey into the afterlife.

Double Fine released the remastered version for PlayStation 4 and Windows PC in January 2015, and the original on PC in 1998.

Broken Age, meanwhile, was a bit of a retro return to that old style. Double Fine released it in two parts – one in 2014, and one in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. It was one of the first massive successes on Kickstarter, where it raised $3.4 million dollars in a single month.

Both games would be a natural fit for the Switch, with that big touchscreen perfect for point-and-click, just like the Vita versions of both games.


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