Return to Monkey Island (opens in new tab), the long-awaited return of Guybrush Threepwood’s swashbuckling adventures, might be out on September 19, which simply coincidentally (or possibly not) additionally occurs to be Worldwide Discuss Like a Pirate Day, which, sure, is an actual thing (opens in new tab).
The trailer, narrated by sketchy gross sales rep Stan S. Stanman, showcases plenty of the sport’s areas, characters, and snappy dialog, and naturally the new art style (opens in new tab) that is confirmed unexpectedly controversial: The “personal attack comments (opens in new tab)” that got here in response to the preliminary reveal led co-creator Ron Gilbert to declare that he was accomplished sharing data on the sport. His Monkey Island compadre Dave Grossman stuck with it (opens in new tab), although, and Gilbert did not appear to thoughts an excessive amount of.
Personally I like the brand new look. It is an actual change and I can perceive why diehard Monkey Island followers is perhaps a bit delay by it, however it’s nicely over a decade because the earlier Monkey Island sport, Telltale’s Tales of Monkey Island, and it isn’t as if the collection was beforehand dedicated to visible realism. Extra essential is that this writing and scripting: If that is sharp and stable, the remaining will comply with.
Return to Monkey Island preorders are reside now, and everybody who lays down their cash up entrance will obtain the Horse Armor merchandise free of charge. Do word that horse armor “has no sensible use in sport, and under no circumstances will contribute to gameplay, puzzles, or narrative of Return to Monkey Island.” It will look fairly candy in your stock, although.