SourceReplay Games has announced it obtained the rights to the Leisure Suit Larry franchise, and will re-release the original series, as well as commence work on all new adventures, beginning in 2012, the year that marks the series' 25th anniversary.
Replay Games founder and CEO Paul Trowe, and series creator Al Lowe, are teaming up to re-introducing gaming's favorite lovable loser Larry.
The first project under the agreement will be an HD re-mastered version of the original, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, on every platform Replay can figure out how to port it onto, including: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, XBLA, PSN, On-Live, Steam. We're pretty sure if an Atari 2600 enthusiast group got enough members to sign a petition, Lowe would personally code a version for them.
Should the re-make prove successful, the team is set to tackle the rest of the original series, games two-through-seven. Sadly, EGM has confirmed that the content for game four, Leisure Suite Larry 4: The Missing Floppies remains missing. However, Lowe won't let that keep him from re-mastering it to Leisure Suite Larry 4: The Missing Digital Download HD.
The remakes will feature upgraded visuals, sound and control, while retaining the games' signature puzzles and sense of humor.
Also, look for original Larry games to appear at some point in the future, though Trowe and Lowe aren't sure when they will get the rest of the team sober enough to actually do the coding.