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New Monkey Island games confirmed

New Monkey Island games confirmed

Guybrush Threepwood and Co. will be reappearing in a series of new Monkey Island games.

Rumours that The Secret of Monkey Island might be coming to the Xbox Live Arcade may, it seems, have been drastically understated. Today Lucasarts revealed plans for a full remake of the original game would be coming to the Xbox 360, as well as a new series of adventure games based on the series.

In other news, Joe just died of happiness.

According to the announcement, Lucasarts will be internally developing a The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for the Xbox 360 and the game will include totally new graphics, a newly remastered musical score and full voiceovers.

That's not all for Monkey Island either, as Lucasarts has confirmed it has teamed up with Telltale Games to produce a new series of episodic Monkey Island games too. It's a move laced with irony too as Telltale was originally formed by designers who left Lucasarts to make games based on Sam and Max after Lucas had seemed to abandon the genre.

The series, which is titled Tales of Monkey Island will be fully 3D and is scheduled to run for five episodes at least. It'll have Guybrush running all over the place as usual, this time trying to contain a voodoo pox that's turning everyone into zombie pirates. LeChuck is also confirmed to play a role, obviously.

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is for Xbox 360 and PC, while Tales of Monkey Island is confirmed for PC and WiiWare and set to debut on July 7th. Be warned though that the PC version of the Special Edition looks like it may be tied to Games for Windows Live.

Below there's a trailer for the new Tales of Monkey Island series, as well as a quick 'making of' for the special edition. Check them out and let us know what you think of them in the forums.



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fakeN 1st June 2009, 19:23 Quote
wow.. really? i didnt know anyone liked these games to begin with
CardJoe 1st June 2009, 19:25 Quote
Some ban him before I kill him ;)
Fod 1st June 2009, 19:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by fakeN
wow.. really? i didnt know anyone liked these games to begin with

what? get out.

no, really. get out.

leave your geek badge at the door.
The_Pope 1st June 2009, 19:28 Quote
Sales are guaranteed to be at least one :)

Oh wait - do you even own a 360, Joe? :P
fakeN 1st June 2009, 19:30 Quote
@h successful troll
Sifter3000 1st June 2009, 20:05 Quote
Best news I've had all day, and I've just been into a 7-11 to find out they're still selling Asparagus juice.
Krikkit 1st June 2009, 20:06 Quote
Asparagus Juice? My GOD man, why?
supermonkey 1st June 2009, 20:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by fakeN
wow.. really? i didnt know anyone liked these games to begin with
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
Some ban him before I kill him ;)

Ban him? Surely a challenge to an Insult Swordfight would more appropriate?

-monkey
patchcable 1st June 2009, 20:23 Quote
“Look behind you! A three-headed monkey!”
Perfect, such fond memories. Was a little gutted at the time when my pc wouldn’t play Escape from Monkey Island though ha ha.
B1GBUD 1st June 2009, 20:28 Quote
Yaahh the memories..... and grog!
Spode 1st June 2009, 20:51 Quote
I'm pretty excited by this, I must admit. Enjoyed the 2 new seasons of Sam N Max too. The genre is not dead - just forgotten!
azrael- 1st June 2009, 21:02 Quote
Well, I'm a bit ambivalent about this. Some of my most cherished (gaming) memories are of the Monkey Island games. Same goes for the original Star Wars movies. "Episode 1" anyone?
B1GBUD 1st June 2009, 21:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by azrael-
Well, I'm a bit ambivalent about this. Some of my most cherished (gaming) memories are of the Monkey Island games. Same goes for the original Star Wars movies. "Episode 1" anyone?

You mean Episode 4 right?
CardJoe 1st June 2009, 21:35 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Pope
Sales are guaranteed to be at least one :)

Oh wait - do you even own a 360, Joe? :P

PC release too :p
azrael- 1st June 2009, 22:14 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by B1GBUD
You mean Episode 4 right?
No, I mean "Episode 1". The original 3 movies were episodes 4 to 6.
Jamie 1st June 2009, 22:16 Quote
SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET
Blademrk 2nd June 2009, 00:28 Quote
I think Joe's got all his holidays booked for july then ;)
Nicb 2nd June 2009, 00:48 Quote
Can't wait to get this and bring back some memories.
dire_wolf 2nd June 2009, 01:02 Quote
Bah, 3D killed adventure games.

My GF will be happy she can get it on wii though :)
Flexible_Lorry 2nd June 2009, 02:14 Quote
coool... but not sure i like the new guybrush design
chicorasia 2nd June 2009, 02:22 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by fakeN
wow.. really? i didnt know anyone liked these games to begin with

you post like a dairy farmer.
Elton 2nd June 2009, 02:35 Quote
Anyone ever seen Liar Liar? Where he sees his boss?

"HOLY HELL!"
Mithyx 2nd June 2009, 06:37 Quote
Quote:
Anyone ever seen Liar Liar?

"I've had better?"

Seriously though... I can't wait.
johnnyboy700 2nd June 2009, 08:06 Quote
Oh yes, just what the doctor ordered. Maybe this will kickstart the old days of quality point 'n' click adventures again. I've been playing Grim Fandago again recently and I'd forgotten just how good it is. I'm still amazed by the quality of the voice acting - simply genius.

I just hope we don't end up like Sam & Max, the original was fantastic but the recent episodes were average at best. Perhaps there is something to be said for leaving past good memories as just that.
gavomatic57 2nd June 2009, 08:21 Quote
Excellent! The remake looks cool! Not sure about the new one, I kinda lost interest in them when they started using voices!
sub routine 2nd June 2009, 09:53 Quote
:D
Journeyer 2nd June 2009, 10:26 Quote
Not sure about the new design for Guybrush, but excellent news nonetheless. Let's see, I may need to move my vacation plans...
Cptn-Inafinus 2nd June 2009, 14:25 Quote
Best.

Day.

Ever.
CardJoe 2nd June 2009, 14:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cptn-Inafinus
Best.

Day.

Ever.

Surely the second best day ever?
Cptn-Inafinus 2nd June 2009, 14:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardJoe
Surely the second best day ever?

I wasn't around when the first one was released or when you were born ;)
perplekks45 2nd June 2009, 21:26 Quote
And apparently you didn't get laid yet. :p

Guybrush is back?! AWESOME!!! I'm not sure about the 3D but other than that I just can't wait!
Cptn-Inafinus 3rd June 2009, 17:59 Quote
Shh! We all want the wiminz but your lack of loyalty will hurt Joe's feelings!
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