Remastered is usually a term associated with DVD movie release, usually referring to the cleaning up of the film's print. It's not that odd then that the term is being used for what is essentially an interactive cartoon. Dragon's Lair HD promises to do what it says on the tin, offering the original game in true high definition.
Digital Leisure says it has gone back to the drawing board, taking the Dragon's Lair master from the Technicolor vaults, cleaning it, and then using the most sophisticated film transfer equipment to make an all new HD capture of the classic game.
The new HD version of the game will be available only on PC DVD and comes complete with a new five-channel surround sound mix.
"Dragon's Lair HD is an achievement no classic gamer will want to be without. This version is truly a treat to all your senses!" says Elizabeth Foster, President of Digital Leisure. "With the power of today's computers, gamers can now enjoy Dragon's Lair the way it was meant to be seen. The quality of the animation is absolutely stunning and the surround sound mix will have you looking over your shoulder!"
In case you're not familiar with the game, Dragon's Lair puts the player in the boots of Dirk Daring, a valiant knight on a quest to rescue princess Daphne from an evil dragon. Queue a battle through an evil wizard's castle, with numerous monsters and obstacles to overcome.
Dragon's Lair HD is scheduled for release in the autumn, with Space Ace HD and Dragon's Lair II HD also planned for the coming months.