Back to Monkey Island was announced in April this year by series creator Ron Gilbert, but the game didn’t have a trailer until now. The first look was shown during the Nintendo Direct presentation on Tuesday. Back to Monkey Island should be released later this year.
The trailer was just a brief glimpse of the game in action, but it was the first look we’ve had at a new mainline Monkey Island game since 1991. The game retains the styles of the first two games, with their 2D animation and their dynamic animation. (but still pirate), while updating the quality and resolution to give a beautiful blend of modern graphics and classic style.
Back to Monkey IslandThe website has also been updated with the release of this new trailer, and is now a text adventure game that lets you have a quick chat with Stan S. Stanman. Stan is a somewhat sketchy seller of previous games. On the website, he was thrown in jail for “crimes related to marketing,” which may or may not have involved trying to sell certain items that aren’t expendable. He has more to say than that, and new information on the sequel, if you continue his dialogue on the website.
Back to Monkey Island is a sequel to the first two games in the series and brings back many of its most lovable characters, including main character Guybrush Threepwood and his nemesis, zombie pirate LeChuck. In addition to the characters, the game will also bring back Guybrush voice actor Dominic Armato, as well as composers Michael Land, Peter McConnell, and Clint Bajakian.