Social game developer Replay Games revealed today that it has secured the rights to the Leisure Suit Larry
franchise, and is working to release HD versions of past titles in the series.
Working with original creator Al Lowe, the developer will begin by redesigning Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The Lounge Lizards
, the first Leisure Suit Larry
title that was first released in 1987.
The HD remake will be released in Q4 2012. No specific platform has yet been given, although the company noted that it is looking to develop for "PC, MAC, XBLA, PSN, iOS, Android, Steam, On-Live, Gaikai, and all major affiliate portals."
Replay will also be looking to create new games in the series, alongside re-releasing past titles.
Paul Trowe, founder and CEO of Replay Games, said, "I'm honored to work with game designer-extraordinaire and total legend, Al Lowe, on one of the most best-loved and successful adventure games in history."
"I've been working to acquire the original Sierra properties for over 10 years. I can’t even begin to explain how thrilled I am to announce we’re letting Larry breathe the fresh air of freedom once more and releasing him from the clutches of corporate America."
Lowe added, "Working with Paul's team ensures that the world's favorite leisure suit-wearer remains the same guy we all learned to love a quarter-century ago. I'll oversee the entire production of these games to ensure the highest standards and some amazing new adventures for Larry."