X360, PC Monday, June 1, 2009 | 6:01 PM

Monkey island is back!

Monkey island is back!

It's with great pleasure that I received a few minutes ago the announcement of the upcoming periodical release of Tales of Monkey Island, developed by Telltale for Wiiware and PC. And even better, Lucasarts is also working on a HD remake of the first game called The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, for PC and XBLA.


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Commented on 2009-06-01 18:14:33
Tales of Monkey Island could be great. Telltake made awesome Sam&Max games recently. Not so interested about the remake.
Commented on 2009-06-01 18:17:04
If that's official art of Guybrush, it's possibly the most horrible thing man has done to mankind ever.
Commented on 2009-06-01 18:20:33
Awesome! I can't wait to see TellTale's stuff. The HD remake is also somewhat compelling, but I loved Sam&Max Season 1. Still need to play Season 2.
Commented on 2009-06-01 18:29:59 In reply to SimonM7
You mean the picture on the news? - Watch the video maybe?
Posted by SimonM7
If that's official art of Guybrush, it's possibly the most horrible thing man has done to mankind ever.
And what do you think about this:

http://www.filarmonicapozzi.it/img_varie/_art_paco_guybrush-threepwood_317x681.jpg

?
Commented on 2009-06-01 18:31:24
The video wasn't available at the time we post.
Commented on 2009-06-01 18:36:48
Awesome sauce! Hope the controls pan out ok on 360.
Commented on 2009-06-01 18:45:49
The game looks kinda funky but it's certainly not as bad as the post picture made me fear. Also, Telltale, probably should've had more faith in their ability to identify what was cool about it in the first place. And Dominic back as Guybrush makes me absolutely fuzzy inside.

Also, having the original look in there is a good initiative. I know most people today will think it a blocky mess, but for those that want the experience a little more authentic if you will, it's nice that they have an opportunity to enjoy it like us old farts did back in the day.

Still, in my opinion, the funniest game there is.
Commented on 2009-06-01 19:23:24
Would have liked to see a proper remake, I hate this sort of upscaled shoddy atempt at money making.
Commented on 2009-06-01 21:02:08
only on xbox so far ? or just only announced on that ...

Please god come to other machines (he does say the interface works on multiple platforms) and i really dont want to give MS any more money..
Commented on 2009-06-01 21:02:57 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Would have liked to see a proper remake, I hate this sort of upscaled shoddy atempt at money making.
and if they completely remade it you moan like fuck its not true to its source.
Commented on 2009-06-01 21:06:02
i think i would have liked a more complete graphical overhaul, with smoother animations and stuff, but hell...this looks good as well, i hope they remake part 2 as well as that's my favorite one :)
Commented on 2009-06-01 21:22:37 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
and if they completely remade it you moan like fuck its not true to its source.
No i woulnd't, as long as they kept the art and story true to the original then i seen no hard in it, I would settle for 2.5D TBH.

I just think this is really cheap (voice work is cool i suppose), I would sooner save my money and play the old game,
Commented on 2009-06-02 08:14:53
... and some are still waiting for Maniac Mansion 3 or Zak McKracken 2 ! like me, but hope never dies

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