New Monkey Island games confirmed

Written by Joe Martin

June 1, 2009 // 6:10 p.m.

Tags: #episode #guybrush-threepwood #lucasarts #monkey-island #special-edition #tales-of-monkey-island #telltale #xbla

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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