Leisure Suit Larry Returns to XBLA

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
Gamers are being encouraged to put the horrific memories of Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust behind them. Replay Games, and Larry's original creator Al Lowe, have secured the worldwide rights to the Leisure Suit Larry franchise. As well as creating new titles for the future, all of the previous Leisure Suit Larry games can now be remade with updated visuals, sound and controls, and brought back for the current generation of gamers to enjoy. This process will begin with Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The Lounge Lizards. If the remake is successful for the studio, then they will systematically remake games two to seven.

Al Lowe had this to say:

I'm totally jazzed to work with long-term friend and Sierra buddy, Paul Trowe. He's worked tirelessly for years to get the Larry rights and return them to the hands of the Sierra ‘family.’ 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 my pal, Larry. It's great to see my creation released from his digital dungeon!
Outside Leftys Bar

Larry gets run over

The aftermath

Dog pees on Larry


There's also an "all-new high-def game" in production, and this will mark the start of a franchise reboot. Although further details on this game are yet to be released, the new instalment to the franchise is due to be released in Q4 2012, or "as soon as it’s suitably awesome!". Of course, 2012 marks the 25th anniversary of the franchise.

The remake of Leisure Suit Larry In The Land Of The Lounge Lizards is yet to receive a release window.
Credit for this story goes to Avata
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.