Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games have announced Return to Monkey Island, a new entry in the classic pirate adventure series.
The announcement confirms the game as a direct follow-up to the Secret of Monkey Island & Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge. We assume this means it’ll ignore the subsequent games in the series, similar to the recent Halloween movie reboot? But this is speculation as there’s not too much more information on what else to expect, with further plot and gameplay details under wraps for now.
Behind the scenes however, there’s quite a few facts that will please Monkey Island fans. First up, Terrible Toybox is developing, previously responsible for 2017’s excellent Thimbleweed Park. That means the series is actually coming home, because the head of that studio is series creator Ron Gilbert. Joining Gilbert is another of the original game’s writers – Dave Grossman*. Supporting them are the previously-mentioned Lucasfilm Games and Devolver Digital.
We also know that the original voice of Guybrush Threepwood, Dominic Armato, will be reprising his role too. Anything else, for the moment, is being kept close to the (treasure) chest for now. We don’t even know what formats the game will release on just yet. However, the parties involved have been working on the game for two years already, and have promised we’ll see Return to Monkey Island later this year. For now, you can check out the teaser trailer below.
*The only person missing from the original three writers is, of course, Tim Schafer. But we assume he’s busy at the Microsoft owned Double Fine for now.