The original Leisure Suit Larry game, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, is making a welcome return in HD next year.

The 1987 16-colour original is being pumped up to current-gen 2D visuals by developer Replay Games, who is bringing the game to Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and a long list of PC digital services, as well as mobile devices.

Series creator Al Lowe is working with Replay on the updates, the making of which he seems mighty pleased about.

Speaking with EGM, Lowe said: "I'm overjoyed to see Larry released from his digital dungeon after all this time, and be placed in the hands of someone who understands him and wants to see him, brought back to the forefront by people who love him and understand him."

With adequate success, Replay says it will go on to remake to rest of the games in the original series.

The first remake is slated for release in Q4 2012.