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A New Secret Of Monkey Island Game Is Releasing In 2022

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A New Secret Of Monkey Island Game Is Releasing In 2022

Well shiver my timbers all the way to I do not believe it town - there’s a brand-new Monkey Island game in the works, and it’s coming out in 2022. This year. There’s a new Monkey Island game this year. I’d say I need a sit down, if I wasn’t sitting down already.

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The new game, titled Return To Monkey Island, has been in the works for the last two years, directed by the same person who helmed the all-time classics of The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, Ron Gilbert. It’s a co-production between Gilbert’s studio Terrible Toybox (Thimbleweed Park), Devolver Digital (Hotline Miami, Death’s Door, Weird West) and Lucasfilm Games (many adventure games, many Star Wars games). Did I mention it’s coming out this year?

Watch the reveal trailer for Return To Monkey Island below…

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Honestly, I feel like I’m gonna throw up from excitement here. That music, uuuuh. The Secret of Monkey Island and its (first) sequel are two of the games that, really, ‘made me’, if you will. Fantastically funny, sharply written, perfectly perplexing point-and-click puzzlers from the early 1990s that haven’t aged a day. Pirate shenanigans for the ages. I love them - and I wrote as much right here, for what it’s worth.

It’s not just me who loves these games either. Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann tweeted the game’s art director Rex Crowle (Tearaway, Knights & Bikes) to say, “I kid you not… this might be the most excited I’ve been for any video game… maybe ever?” There’s also an outpouring of love under the confirmation tweet from Gilbert himself, who replied to fans to confirm all manner of details about the new game. Yes, Murray (the skull) will be appearing in it, “big time” says the director. Composers Michael Land, Peter McConnel and Clint Bajakian are involved, as they were LeChuck’s Revenge

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What’s more, the trailer confirms that the voice of the game’s wannabe-pirate protagonist Guybrush Threepwood, Dominic Armato, will be returning to the role for Return To Monkey Island. Story wise, the game ignores the events of the Monkey Island games after LeChuck’s Revenge and serves as a direct sequel to that sequel, picking up from its famous WTF cliffhanger of an ending. No spoilers, go play it, it’s a classic. More info on this one, as and when it arrives, will no doubt be on its official website. I wonder how many discs this one comes on...?

Okay, now I’mma throw up. NEW. MONKEY. ISLAND. THIS YEAR. What a time to be alive, and to once again fight like a cow.

Featured Image Credit: Lucasfilm Games, Devolver Digital, Terrible Toybox

Topics: Retro Gaming

Mike Diver
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