E3 2009: Monkey Island Series is Back, ‘Tales’ and ‘Special Edition’ Announced

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We knew we loved Telltale Games.  2 pieces of news for you. 1. Not only are they re-releasing great PC adventure games, but they’re also working on a new 5 part series, called Tales of Monkey Island!  and 2. LucasArts will be re-releasing The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition.

Tales of Monkey Island – Guybrush Threepwood is back along with a bunch of people who worked on the original game.  Tales of Monkey Island will be released over 5 chapters for the PC and through the Wii’s Wiiware, similar to the Sam and Max series.

While explosively stripping the evil pirate LeChuck of his demonic mojo, Guybrush Threepwood inadvertently infects the entire Caribbean with the arch-fiend’s expelled voodoo, which threatens to transform buccaneers into unruly pirate monsters. Pursued by a notorious cut-throat Pirate Hunter and a creepy French Physician who believes that Guybrush’s eerily-infected hand holds the secret of eternal life, Threepwood sails the seven seas in search of La Esponja Grande, a legendary sea sponge with unparalleled voodoo exfoliating abilities. But little does Guybrush know, his quest is part of a larger, more sinister plot, and good and evil are not always as they seem…

We’re VERY excited for this release from TellTale Games and can only say Thank you for reviving the series once again.

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition – The game from 1990 is back with updated graphics, new voiceovers and a re-mastered musical score.  Expect this to hit XBox Live and PC.

Back by popular demand, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic game (originally released in 1990) for original and new audiences alike. The development team at LucasArts is bringing the game into the modern era with all-new HD graphics, a re-mastered musical score, full voiceover, and an in-depth hint system has been added to help players through the game’s side-splitting puzzles. Purists will also delight in the ability to seamlessly switch between the updated HD graphics and the original’s classic look.

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. One of my favorite PC games of the 90’s. Newer gamers that didn’t get the chance to play this one in the 90’s should put this one down on their “to buy” list. Witty lines, great story and interactive experience make this one a home run!

  2. @refugee
    Couldn’t agree with you more. The one line comeback sword fights were the most memorable to me. And I’m dying to take a swig of some Grog!

  3. I agree with almost etyhevring. The biggest difference is I thoroughly enjoyed the puzzles even despite the few solutions that could appear a bit silly like you say to me this episode fully delivers the classic adventure game design.The plot with all its twists and turns was still a bit predictable (largely thanks to all the little hints in previous chapters), a bit cliche9d (some elements reminded me greatly of Pirates of The Caribbean and The Matrix Trilogy), but so well presented and written that it is a blast to experience the unfolding events. Flotsam is a great island to visit again and discover its new locations. The Marquais is an excellent disgusting villain. Great to see Stan, even if he is sometimes too helpful here for a pushy salesman. And the pox-infected pirate ladies Elaine and Bosun Kate? Krebbs damn hot.Also, the humor is top notch, I was laughing all the time, even if this is the first episode to (finally) bring a darker edge to the events (the night setting helps a lot). It’s also all so very and appropriately piraty what I missed the most in chapter 3.Overall, this is how it should be done. Thank you, Telltale.[]

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