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Monkey Island 2 Special Edition is official

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition is official

Lucasarts announced that Monjey Island 2 Special Edition will be released next summer on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac and iPhone. The second good news is that Guybrush's design looks a whole lot better than in the previous remake. Beware of the three-headed monkey!

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Commented on 2010-03-11 14:39:49
Omg I can't believe this is happening!

Monkey Island 1 was one of the most amazing and eyeopening games for me last year.
I almost bought the sequels but I just couldn't get over the graphics and missing voices so I was hoping for them to announce the Special Edition.
Commented on 2010-03-11 15:55:36
Nice. I haven't played the special edition yet, but Monkey Island is really dear to me. Especially the second game. It probably haven't aged as well as DoTT or Sam & Max, so remaking it so new players can experience it is a good idea I think.

They don't need to remake Monkey Island 3 though, since it still looks fucking beautiful.
Commented on 2010-03-11 16:18:36
MI2 is one of the funniest and one of the best old school Lucas Arts point and click adventures.
The characters design in this one is much better. Day 1 buy.

The monkeys are listening.
Commented on 2010-03-11 17:13:41
Adventure game graphics had the same effect that 16 bit RPG graphics had though. You read so much nuance into their faces because you HAD to fill in some blanks. Reading the dialogue and Guybrush's comments gave them a certain flavour that suited the situation, which - while Dominic Armato is an excellent VA - is made rather one dimensional with his now constant half-snarky voice.

It's to do with a bygone era, of course, and only furthers the point that creaking backs, thick glasses and thinning hair are already attempting to make; that I'm an increasingly old fogey. :)

Figuratively speaking anyway.
Commented on 2010-03-11 17:49:54
..a missed opportunity?

Back in 90-91 i read an article in an amiga magazine about the making of monkey island2. One of the biggest differences from MI1 was that instead of drawing the backgrounds digitally using (most likely) deluxe paint, they used traditional methods with brushes and canvas and later scanned these and converted to 256/32/16 colors depending on game-platform. I remember seeing a photograph of this guy painting these beautiful backgrounds on laaaaaarge canvases.

These original backdrops might of course have been lost in time, or cut up during the scanning process, i can only speculate.

I can just imagine how this game could look with the original backgrounds in highresolution and highcolor.
Commented on 2010-03-11 17:56:37
Wait stop the press.... what about monkey island 1 for ps3 ?
Commented on 2010-03-11 18:11:16
I want monkey island 1 for ps3!!!! I love monkey islands!!!!
Commented on 2010-03-11 18:44:46
Awesome, monkey island 2 is my favorite in the series. Can't wait :)
Commented on 2010-03-11 22:21:18
"Lucasarts announced that Monjey Island 2 Special Edition will be released next summer on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac and iPhone."

Next summer (2011) ? I'am reading everywhere that it's releasing this summer (2010), you might wanna check that.
Commented on 2010-03-11 22:29:56 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Awesome, monkey island 2 is my favorite in the series. Can't wait :)
It's funny because I probably wholeheartedly agree with this if god looked into my eyes and with his divine power pulled the truth from my no doubt bewildered face. Bewildered because I'd probably be all like "wtf god is real, now I feel preeeetty silly!".

But if I curve this tangent back into what I was gonna say, I really really really love the overall... everythingness about Curse of Monkey Island. The art style of that game, Dominic Armato's Guybrush, the quartet song, just everything about it came together so well. The ending was the most disappointing, the writing wasn't up to par with MI2 (yet still very very funny) and some of the puzzle beats weren't quite as clever (or deliciously mental in their un-logic) but the overall package was so overwhelming to me.

So I'm in a bit of a dilemma deciding between MI2 and 3. I think for what they do I love them about equally.
Commented on 2010-03-11 22:40:36
So will this be a physical game?
Commented on 2010-03-11 22:44:12 In reply to LEBATO
Depends. You can prolly wear an eyepatch and pirate hat while playing it if you want.
Commented on 2010-03-11 23:45:43
damn i need to get some ms points and pick up the first one.. think it's only 400points.

Actually a few good arcade games i fancy.. winterbottom, toy soldiers, perfect dark..
Commented on 2010-03-12 08:52:27
Monkey Island 1 on ps3 ? hello ? where is it.........
Commented on 2010-03-12 13:24:40
Monjey Island 2? lol
Commented on 2010-03-12 16:26:13 In reply to SimonM7
Posted by Sty_Azores
I want monkey island 1 for ps3!!!! I love monkey islands!!!!
Can only be a matter of time
Commented on 2010-03-13 05:11:14
Cool, will definitely buy it.
Commented on 2010-03-13 15:13:09 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by DeadSaint
Can only be a matter of time
Posted by ManThatYouFear
Monkey Island 1 on ps3 ? hello ? where is it.........
They announced that already, will be out before Monkey 2.

And *yay* Voiceover in MI2 when playing in old mode, too !

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