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Grim Fandango

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
Genre: Adventure
Developer: Double Fine Productions
Release Date: Jan. 27, 2015

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'Grim Fandango' (ALL) Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on July 9, 2014 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT

Grim Fandango combines a unique story line and complicated puzzles to create an adventure different from any you have experienced before.

Follow Manny through four years of mystery on his quest for true love and eternal salvation. The game opens to find Manny in search of the perfect client, one with the means to place them both on the fast track out of purgatory and into eternal paradise. Enter Mercedes Colomar, the client who has it all--beauty, brains, and enough money to buy them each tickets on the exclusive No. 9 train.

Following the film-noir formula, Mercedes promptly vanishes, leaving Manny to solve the mystery behind her disappearance and her connection with the Department of Death.

At the Sony E3 2014 press briefing Double fine revealed that it was bringing a re-mastered version of its 1998 adventure game Grim Fandango to PS4 and vita, but Tim Schafer's outfit has announced that the revamp will also be coming to PC, Mac, and Linux.

Double Fine is pleased to announce that, along with the console exclusive PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of Grim Fandango, Manny will also reap once again on PC, Mac, and Linux!

And that’s not all, folks! All versions will be launching simultaneously, so everyone can play on day one and not have to worry about those spoilers you’ve been successfully avoiding for the past fifteen years. (Pro-tip: stay off Twitter.)

But hopefully, after all those years of patience, you can hold out just a BIT longer.

With fantastic graphics--stylishly rendered in the film-noir style--and art from the Mayan, Aztec, and Mexican traditions, Grim Fandango is imaginative and appealing. The challenging puzzles call for attentive play and serious exploration of the Land of the Dead--not an unappealing job when surrounded by such beautiful animation.

Include the original story line and humorous characters and you won't want to stop playing...

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