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Ron Gilbert’s Return to Monkey Island coming in 2022

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Ron Gilberts Return to Monkey Island coming in 2022

The legendary Lucasarts adventure series Monkey Island will return later this year with an all-new game, suitably entitled Return for Monkey Island, headed up by original series maker Ron Gilbert. Return to Monkey Island is developed by Ron Gilbert’s Terrible Toybox, published by Devolver Digital and LucasFilm, and coming in 2022.

One of the best video game series of all time is making a return in 2022 with some of its key original creatives ready. Return to Monkey Island is “a game by Ron Gilbert,” who conceived the point-and-click comedy-adventure saga in the late ’80s.

Return to Monkey Island is being developed by Gilbert’s Terrible Toybox studio, in collaboration with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games, the legendary studio label revived by Disney in mid-2021. The declaration trailer uncovers nothing about the story (or why Ron Gilbert agreed to make another Monkey Island game after all these years), however, the game will follow on Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, thus evidently be irrelevant to Telltale’s 2009 Tales of Monkey Island, the last game in the series.

Gilbert uncovered separately that he’s really been working on Return to Monkey Island for the past two years, “in complete secrecy.”

The title first declared in a mysterious 1 April post by Gilbert on his long-running blog, was today affirmed as a legitimate sequel of The Secret of Monkey Island and The Secret of Monkey Island 2 LeChuck’s Revenge.

“For 18 years the Grumpy Gamer blog has been April Fools’ Day free because it’s a stupid tradition,” Gilbert composed back toward the beginning of the month. “So, to mix things up a little I’m taking this opportunity to announce I’ve decided to make another Monkey Island.”

Return to Monkey Island won’t only feature Gilbert, however fellow co-creator Dave Grossman. Additionally, Dominic Armato will get back to repeat his character Guybrush Threepwood.

Gilbert composed and directed the original game, The Secret of Monkey Island. He was director, programmer, and designer on the sequel, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge. He left Lucasfilm Games soon after the latter was released, yet he was credited on 2009’s Tales of Monkey Island. Gilbert is presented once again working on apparently the series he’s most popular for as a co-designer and co-writer close by fellow Monkey Island veteran Dave Grossman.

Return to Monkey Island is being developed at Gilbert’s Terrible Toybox. The studio’s working close by Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games on the latest entry. As per the description on a teaser video Devolver posted, it’s a “long-awaited follow-up” to the initial two games.

The clip additionally noticed that Michael Land, Peter McConnell, and Clint Bajakian – every one of whom has previously worked on the series – are dealing with the music, while Dominic Armato is repeating his role as Guybrush Threepwood. Along these lines, it’ll surely seem like an appropriate Monkey Island game.

Gilbert tried for years to get back the rights to Monkey Island (and Maniac Mansion) from the Disney-owned Lucasfilm Games without any result. Still, it’s incredible to see him thus numerous other Monkey Island veterans getting back to the series.

All around the world middle-aged gamers are fist-pumping between slurps of tea, with affirmation that Return to Monkey Island is coming this year. Maybe, in particular, Ron Gilbert is ready and leading the project.

Some of you might know Monkey Island as something else for its Telltale series on Wii, while Ron Gilbert’s had high-quality recent work with his studio (Terrible Toybox) welcoming us to Thimbleweed Park on Switch.

This new Monkey Island game is a successor to the first two point-and-click PC releases, The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge projects that were inventively led by Gilbert. There were further sequels that were all around respected, even before the Telltale titles, yet some consider the first two to be the ‘classics’ and it’s been clarified that this new game will follow on from LeChuck’s Revenge.

Little has been uncovered at this point past some of the talent involved, and the way that Devolver Digital is publishing; platforms are unconfirmed, as well.

Return to Monkey Island will include many returning players from the original games. Dominic Armato is reprising his role as Guybrush Threepwood. Gilbert and Dave Grossman are once again writing the game. Michael Land, Peter McConnell, and Clint Bajakian are composing the music.

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