Originally released by LucasArts in 1993, Day of The Tentacle to me and many is one of the greatest adventure games of all time. I played through it at least a dozen times, both the floppy and the full talkie CD version when I got my hands on it. Thanks to Tim Schafer’s Double Fine in collaboration with some of its other original creators, we can soon enjoy the remastered edition.
It features fully redrawn HD graphics and remastered music and audio. Thanks to widescreen monitors and the new optional full-screen interface that gets rid of the verb-bar on the bottom, there will be plenty of new art to be seen around the edges. But don’t worry, if you’re like me and love your pixels, you can switch the graphics and/or UI back to the original.
The sound effects and voices were also resampled. They recovered the tapes of the original recording sessions of all voice actors, so we can enjoy the same performances in much higher quality. iMuse is still controlling the music to give you seamless beat-by-beat transitions, but it’s now using higher quality samples.
To top it off, there is a concept art browser and commentary track with original creators Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman, Larry Ahern, Peter Chan, Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian. And yes, Maniac Mansion is still fully playable in-game.
Whether you’re a hardcore fan or someone who never heard about it, this release is a must have. Scheduled to release on 22nd March 2016, you can pre-order now on GOG.com with a discount or pick up the PlayStation 4 version if that’s your cup of tea.