Remember when Leisure Suit Larry’s creator turned to popular crowd-source funding website, Kickstarter to revive the game? While the game might have long surpassed its initial funding goal, what this means is that thanks to all that extra money, its developer will now have more funds to play with and put out a better quality game. Sounds good, right? Unfortunately the price that one has to pay for quality will come in the form of a delay. If you were expecting to see the game launch later this year (originally scheduled for a release in October 2012), you will be disappointed to hear that the game will instead be seeing a release in 2013. Taken from their Kickstarter page:
“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!) […] 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.”
It’s a bit of a bummer considering that many were indeed looking forward to seeing a revival of franchise, but hey, if the delay results in a better quality game that’s fun to play, we can hardly complain, right? Until then perhaps you could give the older Leisure Suit Larry games a couple of replays.