Grim Fandango Remastered for the Nintendo Switch is now available for $14.99 on the Nintendo eShop.
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Additionally, Double Fine has announced that a physical edition of Grim Fandango Remastered will be releasing for the PlayStation 4 version and a vinyl release of Peter McConnell’s Remastered Soundtrack is now avaialble for pre-order via iam8bit for $29.99 and $40.00 respectively. The physical case for Grim Fandango Remastered has a reversible cover with 0-sleeve, a golden train ticket, and worldwide compatibility with any region’s PlayStation 4 console. Meanwhile the Vinyl comes with 2xLP, a “Many Manny Faces” cover and album art by Holly Rothrock.
Jazz isn’t dead. Well, actually, in this case, it is… but in the most thematically appropriate way for the 20th Anniversary edition of the Grim Fandango soundtrack. Composer Peter McConnell’s trumpet-y and rambunctious big band lounge act can finally be listened to the way it was always intended – on vintage black vinyl. Real human orchestras were rarely used for videogame music back in the 90s, but in this Remastered Director’s Cut, every note was re-recorded and performed by actual fleshy people. The results are foot-tapping and chill, turning your living room into a veritable smokey club (smoke not included).
An art show for Grim Fandango will be on display during November 11th’s Day of the Devs event at The Midway in San Francisco. It will continue to run from November 14 to December 31 at PWNshop in Los Angeles, with all ages welcome and free admission.
“It’s been 20 years since I created Grim Fandango at LucasArts and boy, it was a journey to say the least. But knowing how much enjoyment it brought players, it was all worth it,” said Double Fine Founder, Tim Schafer. “The best part of releasing on Switch is that returning players can now take it on the go and we have a chance to show it to a whole new generation.”
Images for the various 20th anniversary media and events can be viewed in the image gallery below.