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‘Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded’ Gets Pushed Back To June

Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded is getting push backed to June.

Although the reboot of the classic point-and-click adventure game was slated to arrive at the end of the month, a handful problems have forced developers at Replay Games to push back the release date.

According to an update on the company’s official website, Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded has quite a few issues that still need hammering out. Instead of releasing a game full of bugs, founder Paul Trowe said some additional work is currently being done to ensure that players actually get to enjoy the game.

“Due to the pure number of bugs found in the PC version alone (Mac version is being tested now, but not via Steam), we’re having to delay the game, yet again, until the end of June. I seriously wanted this game out by the end of May because we’ve postponed it more times than Larry’s been rejected,” Trowe explained.

The update also states that over 4,000 beta testers are digging through the remake in search of problems. While the game could theoretically be released on May 31, Trowe said Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded would contain a number of unacceptable problems.

“Things like: the wrong line being spoken, Larry walking through a table in the cabaret, missing sound effects in the tutorial, no music in certain spots, and Larry’s scaling needing fine-tuning. While some of these may seem trivial, we have one shot at getting this game right, and it will set the bar for quality for all future Larry games to come,” he explained.

For those of you who didn’t grow up playing adventure games, Leisure Suit Larry tells the story of a perpetual loser who spends an evening out on the town. His mission: find a woman who won’t reject him. In order to bring the game to a new generation, Replay Games enlisted the help of original designers Al Lowe and Josh Mandel.

Are you looking forward to Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded? Are you disappointed that the game’s release date is getting pushed back?