Tim Schafer and his video game production company, Double Fine Studios, have acquired the rights to his 1998 classic adventure game Grim Fandango and are working on a remastered version for release later this year.
Schafer developed Grim Fandango for LucasArts and the game received near-unanimous critical acclaim upon release. However, its sales were disappointing and contributed to LucasArts's decision to terminate development of adventure games a year or so later. The recently-released, remastered versions of the first two Monkey Island games (which Schafer also worked on) were a success, likely prompting this move. The remastered version of Grim Fandango will be released later this year on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Macintosh and PC (both Windows 7/8 and Linux).
This is excellent news. I didn't get around to playing Grim Fandango on release, but I'm looking forwards to giving this new version a try.