E309: LUCASARTS ANNOUNCES NEW WII, PC MONKEY ISLAND, XBOX LIVE REMAKE


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6.1.2009

Brandon Boyer

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And so E3 coverage officially begins: first up, LucasArts has announced the revival of its classic adventure series Monkey Island with Tales of Monkey Island, a new five-part monthly episodic series for WiiWare and PC by the Telltale Games, the same studio of LucasArts vets behind both the Sam & Max revival and the Strongbad series games.

Following that, LucasArts will unveil The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, an internally developed remake of the original game that will add “updated high definition graphics, a re-mastered musical score, and full voiceover”, exclusive to PC and Xbox Live Arcade.

The Tales series is due to launch in “a few short weeks,” with the Special Edition due “later in the summer.”

Monkey Island [LucasArts]

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COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for posting the news!

    One clarification though. “The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition” does not involve Telltale Games. It’s LucasArts for the remake.

    New thing: Telltale Games
    Old-done-new thing: LucasArts



  2. Brandon Boyer

    Woops, typo’d — thanks for spotting that, it’s updated and clarified. You’d almost think I was posting stories while watching press conferences, reading RSS feeds, and uploading video all at the same time.





  3. I weren’t expecting this.

    I thought LA was done with adventure games when they canceled the new Sam and Max.

    …which was saved by Telltale Games.

    …whom they are now working with to revive Monkey Island?

    What?


  4. Wow…

    I never thought they’d bring my favourite series of all time back.

    I’ll definitely be snatching up both of these (with high reservations on the remake. Why mess with perfection?).