By Jeffrey Matulef
Last week Replay Games’ remake of the original Leisure Suit Larry headed by series creator, Al Lowe, surpassed its Kickstarter goal of $500,000 with $674,232 (including Paypal). Unfortunately, those hoping Leisure Suit Larry would come early will have to hold on a little longer.
Originally expected to be released around October this year, development has been pushed back to early 2013. Turns out extra money means more cool stuff, but also means it’ll take more time to make.
“Since all 14,000+ backers made it past the $650k mark you guys get more rooms, another girl, and all new dialogue in the game (from hitting the $550k tier too!).” Replay president Paul Trowe explains on their Kickstarter page. “The bad news is, this has serious ramifications on our ship date. We were originally planning on shipping in October but since we have to pretty much design a TON of new stuff (which I think is extremely positive), there is no way in hell we’re going to make October 2012. We MAY be able to make December but honestly, I’d rather launch the game after the holiday season and put a lot of polish (no, not Pole-ish…I said polish!) on the game and make sure we have beta tested it enough to release. There is nothing I can’t stand more than a game that was released “to make Christmas” that is just riddled with bugs.”
In the meantime, Trowe urges fans to check out his development blog, which he intends on updating almost every day detailing the game’s progress.