Totally surprising, Lucasfilm Games and Return Digital they announced that Monkey Island, the legendary game of the 90s, will have a new installment. The title, which will be named Return to Monkey Island, is being developed by the original creators. Namely, Ron Gilbertwho was the writer and director of the first two games, and Dave Grossmanprogrammer and also writer.
Others returning to the project include Michael Land, Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian, composers of the soundtrack. Dominic Armato, for his part, will once again lend his voice to Guybrush. The great novelty among those involved in development is that of rex crowlethe renowned artist and designer who participated in LittleBigPlanet and tear away. Definitely, Return to Monkey Island You are in the best possible hands.
Return to Monkey Island will be available this year. However, at the moment Devolver Digital has not mentioned the specific release date or the platforms where it will be available. Given the popularity of the franchise and the anticipation generated by this announcement, we suspect that it will reach multiple consoles and PCs. Even its availability on mobile devices is not ruled out.
Rumors about a new Monkey Island They started on April 1st. Ron Gilbert, through his personal website, said that he was working on a new installment. The problem is that nobody believed him because he published it in the middle of April’s Fools Day, a day when Americans often share all kinds of jokes. Therefore, Gilbert’s words were not taken into account, until today.
“For 18 years, the Grumpy Gamer blog has been free of April Fool’s Day because it’s such a stupid tradition. So, to mix things up a bit, I’m taking this opportunity to announce that I’ve decided to do another Monkey Island.
Ron Gilbert on April 1.
“I felt bad about the April Fools prank so over the weekend I sped up the game so no one would be disappointed.” said Gilbert today. In the comments of the publication you can see that many players are expressing their excitement for the ad. Few video game franchises are as beloved and, to be honest, we did not expect that Monkey Island would have a triumphant return.
The first Monkey Island (The Secret of Monkey Island) arrived during 1990 to the most popular computers of the time. A year later it was possible to enjoy its sequel, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge. Undoubtedly, they were the two installments that had the greatest impact, although two other titles arrived in later years. A curious point is that, at that time, it was lucasart responsible for distributing them. Today the division is known as Lucasfilm Games and is overseen by Disney, which acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion in 2012.