Originally released in 1995 for the PC, Full Throttle became one of LucasArts’ most fondly remembered adventure games, ranking alongside stable-mates such as The Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango. So it is fitting that, just like those two latter games, Full Throttle will be getting the remaster treatment. Taking on that remastering task is the development studio Double Fine Productions, who were founded by Tim Schafer–the very man responsible for bringing us Full Throttle in the first place. And to show how far along the game has come, Double Fine recently released a teaser trailer at the PlayStation Experience 2016 to whet adventurers appetite for the upcoming Remaster.
The game follows the story of Ben Throttle, leader of the Polecats gang, who inadvertently gets caught up in mayhem, murder, and motorcycles. While the story itself may remain untouched, the game will have many enhancements: newly drawn 3D HD artwork, remastered audio, remastered music, the ability to switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes, mix-n-match audio. There will also be an optional commentary track with the game’s original creators.
While fans of the game may be still reeling from previous cancellations of the official sequels, Full Throttle: Payback and Full Throttle: Hell on Wheels, this remaster may go some way in healing the pain. So this should be a good time to revisit the adventures of Ben, Maureen, and the Polecats once more with the enhancements that modern hardware can offer.
The game is planned for a release in 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and PC platforms.