Now here’s something you don’t see every day: award winning composer Austin Wintory, responsible for the stunning soundtrack to Journey, has been confirmed to be scoring the upcoming Leisure Suit Larry remake.
Wintory, who was nominated for a Grammy for his score for Journey and whose other includes Flow, said in an interview with Polygon earlier today that the scoring the Kickstarter-backed Leisure Suit Larry remake was like a fantasy, remembering the games as ones he grew up with. This will be the first time Wintory has written “sexy music” for video games, though he has done so for films before.
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards Reloaded is being updated by Replay Games and is slated for an early 2013 release on Windows, Mac, and mobile devices.
Wintory’s involvement alone makes this a guaranteed buy for me, if only to show my support for a genius composer and generally pretty swell guy. I actually haven’t played any of the Leisure Suit Larry games. Convince me there’s more reason than just music in the comments, or discuss the series in our forums!