Lucasfilm Games has remastered Zombies Ate My Neighbors and its sequel, Ghoul Patrol, for Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC. While it seems to have materialized overnight, it may be a precursor for multiple older games being remastered. One of the best games for Lucasfilm Games to remaster would be Zombies Ate My Neighbors, since it enjoyed a cult following at one point.
Lucasfilm Games has done an excellent job with the game, as shown by the trailer above. It looks more like an indie game now than a rerelease of an older port. Lucasfilm Games' return was a big deal in January, and it seems like they're going to prove why they were once so beloved.
The remake of Zombies Ate My Neighbors will likely be the first of many to come. There are many other games that players would love to get back into, such as Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis, The Secret of Monkey Island, and Grim Fandango, to name a few. This really does feel like the beginning of nostalgic beauty.
Why do we think Zombies Ate My Neighbors will likely be the first of many Lucasfilm Games to be remade for current-gen consoles?
It seems to be a growing trend in the industry today to take a remastered game and see how well it does. Whenever a remaster (or upgraded port) is successful, it's remade completely, as with Final Fantasy VII and Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR). After KOTOR was released on mobile devices and Final Fantasy was remastered (on a limited scale) in 2013, both games did well and were put forward for remakes.
It is now possible for Zombies Ate My Neighbors to do well monetarily, and if Disney sees that this market can be profitable, it will put more money towards this goal.
What does the return of Lucasfilm Games mean for Star Wars games?
Fans would love to see Lucasfilm Games (formerly LucasArts) take on the Star Wars franchise again. In reality, this isn't just a remaster of one game; it's the first step in bringing back the best developers of Star Wars video games.
Only time will tell how they arrive at that point, but a safe bet would be to remake more games. It isn't a problem since Lucasfilm Games has plenty of hits to choose from.