LucasArts’ Grim Fandango is one of the most fondly remembered adventure games ever made, so it was pretty baller when a remaster of the game landed on Nintendo Switch back in 2018. Now, iam8bit has gotten together with Tim Schafer’s Double Fine Productions to offer a physical Nintendo Switch release of Grim Fandango Remastered, and a preorder page is up for it now. It retails for $34.99, and it will begin shipping in early March.
The physical Grim Fandango Remastered Switch release comes with a premium reversible cover by Holly Rothrock, an exclusive “O-sleeve” cover by Peter Chan, a golden train ticket, and a matchbook notebook from the Calavera Cafe. And the game itself features high-res repainted character textures, more dynamic lighting, the classic score re-recorded with a live orchestra, concept art, and more than two hours of developer commentary. If you already like Grim Fandango or just appreciate a great adventure game in general, this seems like a pretty good deal.
Meanwhile, we also just reported on how Baba Is You is getting a physical Switch release through Fangamer, for a similar price of $34. It’s great that all these excellent digital releases are getting a chance to shine as physical releases.