Perhaps some of the most surprising news to come out of E3 was that after 19 years of operating independently, we will be joining Xbox Game Studios!
What does that mean? Well, chiefly it means we will be funded to make fun games, and not a lot will have to change. We’re not entirely sure how it will all unfold, but importantly we will definitley fulfill all our existing obligations - which mainly centers around Psychonauts 2 and our Double Fine Presents published titles. Watch this longer video to find out more from Tim. We’ll be sure to keep everyone updated as we learn more ourselves!
In conjunction with Bandai Namco, we are proud to bring you RAD – a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced armageddon not once, but twice.
Playing as a teenage protagonist, you must venture into the Fallow — an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures. It is here that you will find the solution to heal the world, and transform the cracked, barren landscape into a lush source of new life.
However, humanity’s future comes at great personal cost, as the deeper you journey into unknown lands, the more you will expose yourself to gnarly toxins which will wreak havoc on your fragile human form.
The fate of the world depends on you, your trusty bat, and whatever strange new abilities you gain as the world around you ravages your body — twisting and mutating you into something far less than human, but far more powerful.
But forget all that — go grab that sweet bat and help save the world…or what’s remaining of it anyway!
RAD is a new game from Headlander and Stacking’s Lee Petty, along with a whole host of wonderful folks here at Double Fine, all listed at the end of the trailer.
It’s heading to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch this summer, and you can also sign up right over here for a chance to play in the limited Steam closed beta, coming real soon!
Tim’s legendary adventure game Grim Fandango turned 20 this week! To celebrate we’ve partnered with our friends iam8bit and LucasFilm to release a a physical edition of the game for PS4, and a vinyl soundtrack, both shipping early next year.
The special physical edition is region free for PS4. It has a fancy cardboard outer sleeve featuring the new artwork Peter Chan created for the remastered release, and the game case itself has reversible artwork from Lee Petty and Holly Rothrock. Inside the case you’ll find a golden train ticket for the Number Nine, which will take you all the way to the land of eternal rest speedily, and in style.
The Grim Fandango Remastered Vinyl Soundtrack is a special 20th Anniversary Director’s Cut from Peter McConnell, spread across two LPs, and featuring the many faces of Manny on a special Die-cut record sleeve.
We’re very excited to announce a new Double Fine Presents title - a very special sequel, it’s Samurai Gunn 2, from Beau Blyth!
In Samurai Gunn 2, a mad emperor pushes to expand the city at a ridiculous pace, while an epidemic of gunpowder overdoses is on the rise, and old spirits are creeping back into the world. A princess, a golem, a samurai knight, and a homeless girl all have a part in rewriting the fate of Gunn City forever.
Samurai Gunn 2 will feature a new, expansive adventure mode and an updated versus mode. Players will venture with a friend through a medieval metropolis on the brink of crisis, armed with only a sword, a gunn, and three bullets per life. They’ll have to fight or fly past their foes to discover the mystery behind Gunn City’s ghostly threat… or battle together with a group of two to four friends in versus mode with improved controls, new levels and new characters. Every decision matters, since one hit is all that separates victory from defeat.
The original Samurai Gunn was prized for its simplicity and depth. Samurai Gunn 2 expands on that depth with a new mechanic that makes every encounter even more exciting. Crush a bullet between your teeth to send yourself flying in a plume of smoke. “Good design means the player always has a meaningful choice to make,” said Beau Blyth. “The game immediately became so much more fun when the gunnpowder dash was added. There’s a Rock-Paper-Scissors effect now. Sword beats Gun beats Dash beats Sword.”
Samurai Gunn 2 will feature Trigger Soul, a full-length graphic novel by acclaimed French comic creator Valentin Seiche in collaboration with PEOW Studio. It will also feature a new soundtrack composed by legendary rapper/producer/poet Adam “Doseone” Drucker (Samurai Gunn, Enter the Gungeon, Gang Beasts).
Samurai Gunn 2 is heading to Nintendo Switch and PC early next year!
KO_OP’s vivid multicolored puzzle adventure game GNOG is out today for PC and Mac, with VR support for Rift and Vive!
GNOG is one of our Double Fine Presents titles; a 3D tactile puzzle game that’s a virtual toy filled with happy, colorful kaleidoscopic secrets. Players explore a series of worlds, each with stunningly vibrant visuals accompanied by entrancing beats from composer Marskye (Boyfriend Dungeon).
Each level takes place inside a uniquely charming and delightful monster head, waiting to be prodded, poked, grabbed, pulled, and flipped around to reveal all the stories and mysteries within. Fill your screen with the vivid world of GNOG on PC or Mac, or get some face-to-face time by immersing yourself in VR. Either way, get ready to turn some heads!
Pick it up today for a 10% discount, and note that GNOG is already available PS4, PSVR and iOS with AR support!
Last night, as part of E3 Coliseum, the original voice cast of Grim Fandango reunited for a live table reading to celebrate the game’s 20th anniversary.
This special one-off event was presented and narrated by Tim, accompanied by music from Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian, and supported by Jack Black who brought along his very best accents to play various side characters throughout.
It was a truly magical evening which brought together actors who hadn’t all met before, let alone performed together, and felt like a true celebration of a game that is very close to our hearts. We’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity to put this together, and for the support given to us by Geoff Keighley and his team. Thank you!
The whole thing is now available to watch online, and we highly recommend you dive in right away - you don’t want to be late to the poisoning do you?