Announced back at PSX in December 2014, Double Fine’s Day of the Tentacle Remastered release date has finally been announced and the game will be coming to the PlayStation Vita later this month!
An announcement on GOG.com confirmed that the game will release on the PC on March 22nd and, when Kotaku enquired around the PS4 and PS Vita versions, GOG brand director Tomasz Nalewajk confirmed via e-mail that the PlayStation versions would also release on the same date.
In the correspondence between the two, the following excerpt from the press release was included;
“Double Fine Productions, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, is pleased to announce that Day of the Tentacle Remastered is available to pre order today for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®Vita, and PC and will be released on March 22nd.
The game will be listed on PlayStation®Network as a Cross-Buy title for $14.99 with a 10% pre-order discount and sports a new PlayStation®4 theme as a pre-order bonus.”
Originally released for Mac OX and DOS in ’93, Day of the Tentacle is a point-and-click adventure game where the player takes control of three different characters (Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne) to solve puzzles while using time travel to explore different historical events. The antagonist of the title is the evil Purple Tentacle, for which the game is obviously named.
This remaster of the classic adventure game is set to feature new hand-drawn, high resolution artwork alongside remastered audio, music and sound effects. Similar to Grim Fandango Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered will also feature a commentary track by the game’s original creators (Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman, Larry Ahern, Peter Chan, Peter McConnell, and Clint Bajakian).
I for one cannot wait for Day of the Tentacle Remastered to release on the PlayStation Vita, let us know in the comments if you will be picking this up! In the meantime, why don’t you check out our interview with Double Fine here?