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Dan Adelman Wanted Grim Fandango On Wii U

Former Nintendo indie boss Dan Adelman has mentioned that he really wanted to get the classic Grim Fandango to come to the Wii U, however his efforts were unsuccessful. A remake of Grim Fandango is currently in the works for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

“Grim Fandango,” he reminisced. “I mentioned the idea of an HD remake to Tim Schafer about 7-8 years ago. I was so jealous that PlayStation got that. Curse you, Adam Boyes!”

91 thoughts on “Dan Adelman Wanted Grim Fandango On Wii U”

        1. Heh heh. Well you know what they say, only say something if you can stand by it so I feel like my comments are always likable xD We are breaking in the new system nicely!

    1. The best video game company? You mean the one that’s best at being the worst? :) Enjoy your stupid indie game, that’ll surely make up for the terrible line up of games that Sony has! :D

  1. Actually, the game is also being released for PC as well… just saying because they confirmed it last month.

    1. Much like how your face is…. I’m guessin you’re only saying that because it’s not coming out on the Wii U… YET.

      1. Wow i can see how childish you are by your idiotic insults. And no im not saying it because its not coming on WII U i am saying it cause i feel the game is barely mediocre. If i wanted to play the game i could play it on PC, PS4 or PsVita.

  2. I have a feeling we won’t be getting anywhere close to the amount of indie support when Dan Adelman still worked for Nintendo. So there just went our biggest third party support.

  3. Grim Fandango is the best adventure game I’ve ever played but it’s a bit too mature for the Nintendo audience

  4. I call bullshit on that one. 7 or 8 years ago, there was no reason Nintendo would want to make an HD remaster of Grim Fandango since they didn’t have a HD console until Holiday of 2012.

  5. I love my Wii U but I agree it was a terrible name, should have went a different route after the Wii. I remember reggie explaining the name, something along the lines of, the Wii was for the family, the Wii U is about the family and you as a gamer. I clearly remember cringing. Hopefully the next Nintendo will have something cool and 80’s style, like, The Nintendo Neutron, So powerful, you don’t plug it into your home, you plug your home into it. It has Super Charged Ultra blast processing.

  6. Nintendo should really be paying attention to how successful Sony are at securing indie games and how they use social media.

  7. “I mentioned the idea of an HD remake to Tim Schafer about 7-8 years ago.” – Interesting because Nintendo only released their first HD device 2 years ago.

    Either way, it must be hard working for a company with your hands tied behind your back and your mouth taped shut.

    1. Butthurt nintendorks don’t want to hear the truth about la la land. It’s not all cherries and mushrooms, and the maple syrup lake has started to run dry.

          1. That exlains: you were around 4 or 5 when this saw the light of the day

            Man, believe, me: this is one of the best games ever released by LucasArts

            If I were you, I would give it a try

  8. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

    Boring game and clearly he is still butthurt and will continue to be until he finds some confirmation among the Nintendo haters…

    Traitor confirmed and leave luck to heaven…

    1. How is he butthurt? He’s one of the people that could’ve saved the Wii U. He doesn’t want it to be region locked and this is showing that he wants more games to be on Nintendo systems. Also, he isn’t a hater because he dislikes the Wii U’s name. I don’t like it either but I’m sitting here playing it right now as we speak. Criticism isn’t the same thing as just hating. I can write a book about things wrong with the Wii U, but that won’t stop me from playing it.

    2. Grim Fandango BORING? Did you just fucking call one of the greatest point-and-click games, with one of the best stories in gaming BORING?

      Anyway, if you check out Dan Adelman’s page, he already stated that 90% of the stuff he says is positive, but the only thing the news takes from him is the negative statements, so maybe you should have researched more?

      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

        Stories are irrelevant for me…

        But still, anything is better than that Letter abomination…

        1. Stories are irrelevant to you? :O OK then, tell me which Zelda game is the best to you and for what reason. :P

          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

            MM because of the challenge, bosses and music, the story is just a bonus in games for me…

            I never buy a game based on story as my first priority…

            1. No! Don’t do that! Stories are important! :( You may as well cross games like The Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid, Assassin’s Creed, most RPG games, etc, off your list. Lol, heck, even GTA V You’re missing out. XD

                            1. My generation doesn’t have anything to do with it. Stories do matter. I’d take Goldeneye>Cod any day thank you very much. But not because of the gameplay, but because of the epic James Bond story.

                              1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                                Whatever, I’ve never bought any game based on story though so and neither did anyone before 3D games…

                                  1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                                    Zelda is not one of my favorite games and like everything else, I don’t buy it because of the story…

                                  2. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                                    I’m not saying a story is irrelevant in every way but it is irrelevant for me when I decide to buy a game…

                                      1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                                        It’s called “GAMES” for a reason and not “BOOKS” or “MOVIES”…

                                        1. Nah. Remove the story from every Legend of Zelda game and what do you get? A game that isn’t as good, that’s what. Like for example, I was playing Wind Waker HD yesterday and this game (imo) is really boring gameplay wise. But the only thing that is motivating me to finish it is… yeah. You guessed it. The story. I want to see more of the characters. I want to see more of what happens with Link. And so on. ALBW (which was the first Zelda I ever even got close to beating) on the other hand imo is fantastic both gameplay and story wise. I love everything about it and I’m gonna have to get around to finishing it eventually. My point is EVERYTHING isn’t about gameplay. You have to look at the characters, the controls, gameplay, story, the audio, the visuals, etc. They all matter. And while some people say visuals do not matter, they actually do. It can indeed improve your experience with the game and should not be ignored. But that’s all a matter of opinion anyways. To have a perfect game, you need to have everything in it that I just listed. If they released a new Zelda that had some of the best gameplay ever but no story, it would still not be perfect. It would feel like a pointless adventure.

                                          1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                                            All I’m saying is that I never buy a game for the Story as my first priority, what makes me sad today is that gamers overall buys them for just the story even if everything else is generic and boring…

                                            Some even went to great lenghts in saying what they buy a game soley buy watching a cinematic trailer…

                          1. Only a hypocritical, self-centered douchebag like you would be unable to look past yourself and realize how the exclusivity of a re-release of one of the greatest games ever made could be a benefit to Nintendo even if you yourself don’t care. Do the rest of us “apes” a favour and remove yourself from the gene pool. Being around someone like you is more than likely to cause severe mental damage to people around you.

                            1. Nintendo Commander Quadraxis

                              Your Xbot opinions means absolutely nothing and I hope I’ve caused enough mental damage on the likes of you so I can get rid of your pathetic existence…

                              1. Ahahahahahaahaha! That’s seriously the best you can come up with, isn’t it? “If you disagree with me you’re an Xbot, hurr durr durr…” I’ve met “Xbots” whose affable qualities far exceed yours.

                                Why don’t you just admit you’re Sasori’s half-brother or something already, the difference is truly nominal. Okay, so maybe you had a hard time typing through all the tears or something, no big.

                                  1. Isn’t AK the guy constantly calling you Commandweller? >.< You know you've pissed someone off when they have a nickname for you.

                        1. Huh, I guess they finally convinced get a PS4.. However I really want to play tearaway so I guess a vita?? I no longer have the money I used to……..

                        2. It looks cool, but I’d trade that game in a heartbeat for ANY news regarding Fire Emblem Vs Shin Megami Tensei

                            1. Together Wii Stand

                              I was 10 years old back then, that’s why. My game consoles were the NES, genesis and SNES. And a gameboy.

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