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Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle remasters coming to Xbox One this month

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Grim Fandango artwork
Artwork from Grim Fandango.
Image: Double Fine Productions
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Double Fine Productions’ remasters of three classic LucasArts adventure games — Grim Fandango, Day of the Tentacle, and Full Throttle — will be available Oct. 29 to Xbox Game Pass subscribers, studio head Tim Schafer announced during an interview with Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb on the Xbox Podcast.

Game Pass members will be able to play the trio of games on Android (with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate), Windows 10 PC, and Xbox One. Android availability indicates that the games will also be streamable via Microsoft’s xCloud service, which launched last month as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

All three titles will also be released the same day, Oct. 29, as stand-alone games on Xbox One for $14.99 each. This will mark the debut of these three remasters on Xbox One; they were initially released as PlayStation exclusives on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, with versions also available on iOS, Linux, Mac, and PC. Schafer, who himself was one of the lead developers on all three of the original games at LucasArts, announced in May that the remasters were on their way to Xbox One. Microsoft announced at E3 2019 that it had acquired Double Fine.

Grim Fandango Remastered received its brush-up in 2015, with Day of the Tentacle Remastered a year after that, and Full Throttle Remastered following in 2017. The original games were published during the 1990s, and the faithful remasters brought the adventures of Bernard Bernoulli, Manny Calavera, and Ben the Biker Gang Leader to a new generation of players. Now Game Pass customers will be able to dig into some classic adventure game action without shelling out an extra buck.

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