Leisure Suit Larry HD remakes announced

Really.

Leisure Suit Larry, the video game franchise that made its name off the back of virtual sexual innuendo, is being remade for the modern era in high definition.

Replay Games and series creator Al Lowe plan to revive the 10 million-selling franchise for all game platforms.

All of the Leisure Suit Larry games will be "re-imagined and redesigned". A new set of games will be made if these games are successful.

The first set for the HD remake treatment is the first Larry game, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards. It's due out in the fourth quarter of 2012.

"We originally hooked players with the concept of a naughty game that was unusual and not found anywhere else," Lowe told VentureBeat.

"They stayed and liked the games because they were funny. My goal is to make it funny, and there is a sore lack of humour today in video games."

Replay aims to target all of the "aging" male gamers who grew up with Larry, and tap into nostalgia for eighties and nineties games such as The Secret of Monkey Island.

Ellie reviewed the last game in the series, 2009's Team17-developed Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust, awarding it 2/10.

"It's not funny, it's not fun to play and it's less erotic than psoriasis," she wrote. "As the Smurfs would say: **** off, Larry."

"I watched the franchise dissipate and get watered down," Lowe continued. "It was not fun to watch. One of them thought it was all about creating basketball breasts. That wasn't it at all. Paul said he would get the rights and I wanted to redeem my creation."

Replay has rights to publish on Android, Gaikai, iOS, OnLive, PC, PlayStation Network, Mac, Steam, Xbox Live Arcade, and all major affiliate portals. In other words, there is no escape.

While Lowe is consulting on the project, the actual developer is Adventure Mob, which is using the Unity Technologies game engine for cross-platform game creation.

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