Anyone who played computer games in the 90s could not ignore the “Monkey Island” series from Lucasfilm Games. The story of would-be pirate Guybrush Threepwood remains one of the biggest hits in this one-click adventure genre. Four sequels followed 1990’s Secret Monkey Island. The last one was published in 2009 under the name “Tales of Monkey Island”. Now fans can look forward to another branch.
2022 is still going byBack to Monkey Island
The official sixth installment of the series has been released. This was recently revealed by the legendary series creator and developer Ron Gilbert himself on his website. Grumpygamer.com
. Gilbert chose April 1, 2022 for his announcement, fulfilling his promise in 2013. “If I do another ‘Monkey Island’, I’ll announce it on April 1” chirp
The creative head of the adventure scene known for his offbeat sense of humor at the time.
Ron Gilbert gathers the original team around him
Gilbert also takes the lead as director and writer for his latest prank. He is supported by his longtime companion and co-author Dave Grossman, with whom he wrote the first games “Monkey Island” and “Tales of Monkey Island”. Gilbert’s Studio Terrible Toybox, who already recognized his crowdfunding “Thimbleweed Park” in 2017, is responsible for developing the title. Publication will be handled by publishers Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games.
Die-hard fans should be especially excited about the return of Dominic Armato, who has lent his voice to titular hero Guybrush Threepwood throughout the series and has done so again this time around. The series’ original music composers, Michael Land, Peter McConnell, and Clint Bagakian are also returning to provide the soundtrack for Return to Monkey Island. There is no specific date or details about the game’s content yet. The teaser trailer, which you can find at the top of this post, provides an initial glimpse.