Set sail to Return To Monkey Island! The first full trailer for Devolver Digital’s upcoming sequel to the classic LucasArts franchise is here! Guybrush and crew look a lot different in this outing, a considerable departure from what we’ve seen from the games over the previous decades.
I would describe the art style as “papercraft expressionism.” The characters are a bit stubby and simplified. However, you’ll easily recognize several characters from the first three Monkey Island games. Ron Gilbert’s influence is still there, don’t get me wrong.
Monkey Island will be released on PC via Steam and Nintendo’s Switch console. No word yet if this sequel will come to Playstation or XBOX sometime in the future. A finalized release date has not been announced, but we know the game will come out in 2022.
It’s been many years since Guybrush Threepwood was last locked in a battle of wits with his nemesis, the zombie pirate LeChuck. His true love, Elaine Marley, has turned her focus away from governing and Guybrush himself is adrift and unfulfilled, having never found the Secret of Monkey Island. Hip, young pirate leaders led by Captain Madison have shuffled the old guard from power, Melee Island has taken a turn for the worse, and famed businessman Stan has been imprisoned for ‘marketing-related crimes’. Banter with old friends and new faces on familiar islands now under dangerous new leadership. Then, take to the high seas and explore the new and unknown as you work your way out of tough predicaments. Clever puzzles, bizarre situations, and devastating ripostes are all that stand between Guybrush and glory.
What do you think of the new look Monkey Island is sporting? Does a game lose some appeal when it undergoes a makeover like this? Did you feel the same when The Curse of Monkey Island came out? Let us know below.
[Source: Devolver Digital YouTube Channel]