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Full Throttle Sequel Rumors 07 May, 2002, 19:04 / 28 comments

According to reader Sloth, there is a writup in this months Official Playstation Magazine which mentions some interesting goings-on with a particular beloved LEC game:
New games are announced for the future as LucasArts moves away from its Star Wars-heavy roster: Gladius and RTX: Red Rock (see Previews this month), along with a reinvention of the excellent Full Throttle franchise from 1995. Massively multiplayer Star Wars: Galaxies has everyone excited, while the world of Star Wars bounty hunters finally gets a game in the shape of the Jango-inspired Star Wars: Bounty Hunter.
NOTE: They don't mention any release dates for anything at all so please trust Captain Mystery and stay calm.

Comments

  • TheRealMatt on 09 May, 2002, 15:32…
    One more thing, they haven't said "Full Throttle >>>2<<<" they said "Full Throttle" I smell a rehashed full throttle for ps2... stupid cash grab LEC BASTARDS!!!!
  • TheRealMatt on 09 May, 2002, 14:30…
    I'd just like to toss in my immature 2 cents and mention that I would kick Iisaac in the crotch, given the opportunity.
  • netmonkey on 08 May, 2002, 14:03…
    Captain Mystery can kiss me arse. It is Full Throttle 2 for sure!!!

    That'll piss the Cap'n off. ;)
  • Ben_Whatsisname on 08 May, 2002, 01:50…
    Hey - as one of those die-hard fans *OF* Full Throttle, I hope for the best in this news, but won't hold my breath. On the other hand, there has alread BEEN a sequel to Maniac Mansion and THREE sequels to Monkey Island. Loom, Zak, the Dig, and Grim were one-shot deals with neatly closing storylines, so no chance for a sequel there - Full Throttle actually left us hanging - room for more. Second point - The biggest gripe folks have about Full Throttle is the ease of gameplay and the shortness of it, but they praised the music and artwork. It won awards, for crying out loud. Now it's 7 years later, graphics technology is better than it was, more people have surround sound speakers instead of 8-bit sound cards and LucasArts has the chance to take the great idea that was Full Throttle and give the public a sequel akin to a pheonix rising from the ashes.

    Yet you guys gripe about original titles... BAH. When Grim Fandango came out, you same people whined about it not being another Monkey Island. What? Do you like Tim Schafer only when he's not in the driver's chair? Give it a rest!

    I am currently on replay #648 of Full Throttle and #312 of Grim Fandango. My Monkey Island CDs are collecting dust not because I don't like Monkey Island (I love it), but sometimes Pepsi just tastes better than Coke, if you'll pardon the analogy. Monkey Island , the third time around kinda bored me because of (sorry if I offend) the pace of the game. Fulkl Throttle seems short (well, actually it is, but look at the times - games had to fit on 1 cd, .wav sound, etc) partially because you're always moving and you're always moving FAST!

    That's no moped he's riding - that's a solid-rocket-fuel-boosted, blood-flowin, rock-throwin', tire-sqealin', pavement-peel'n, MONKEY-F**KIN' ROCKET ON WHEELS!

    Let Guybrush spank his monkey for 100 more sequels if you like - I'll buy and play them all, but my heart will always belong to Tim Schafer's chrome-coated visions where bikers ride fast and free and even demons in the land of the dead like to feel the earth rumble from the power of souped-up hearses and ships.

    Any words on that, Mr. Threepwood?

    Guybrush: "I's....pink..."

    I thought so.
  • Serge on 08 May, 2002, 07:18…
    Well spoken, Ben. Even if I don't really agree ;) I didn't really enjoy the game, can't put a finger on it, but it WAS my least favorite of Schafer's productions (and, although this is not relevant, some people like to think so, so I'll just state this in advance: Even though I'm an MC fanatic myself, have been so for 7 years now, and probably will be for the rest of my life, the game didn't really spawn my interest. Still doesn't. BUT, I'd still love to see ANY full blooded adventure from LEC. But I sincerely doubt this will be it.
  • Serge on 08 May, 2002, 07:19…
    Bah, that's probably the worst paragraph I've ever written in English. I'm tired. Shoot me.
  • QueZTone on 08 May, 2002, 03:38…
    Well said Ben :)
    Sometimes you gotta steal. Sometimes you gotta steal a Monkey Island Sequel from a group of half blind cold harded pirates that live in a secret #channel.

    :D
  • iisaac on 08 May, 2002, 03:11…
    "take the great idea that was Full Throttle and give the public a sequel akin to a pheonix rising from the ashes"
    Usually I leave clich?s alone, but this one is divulging into 'extraneous' territory.

    "sometimes Pepsi just tastes better than Coke, if you'll pardon the analogy"
    I do not pardon.

    "Let Guybrush spank his monkey"
    Quit it. Now.

    And for your finale, you say that your heart belongs to husky motorcyclers, but your ass belongs to nerdy pirates.
  • Ben_Whatsisname on 08 May, 2002, 11:21…
    That's 4 weak comebacks in a row. lol. I'll be takin' yer treasure now!
  • iisaac on 08 May, 2002, 23:41…
    These aren't comebacks.
  • iisaac on 08 May, 2002, 23:47…
    And I should elaborate:
    Either way you'll buy whatever adventure LucasArts puts out. You're getting all worked up about buying games you admit you'll buy anyway. What's the deal with that?
  • Scummbuddy on 08 May, 2002, 12:55…
    Good job. You also win this.
    "I beat iisaac the witmaster and all i got was this stupid t-shirt"

    You can prove to all your biker buddies that you won.
  • swediot=) on 07 May, 2002, 23:57…
    i think it would be a great idea to make a sequel of it but i wonder if it would be better to keep it in 2d???
  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 08 May, 2002, 01:42…
    Think, people! Does this not mean that the guy with the numb chucks is from a biker gang? It will probably be 3d but I would like to see Full Throttle 2 cell shaded as it is a very cartoony style and may work with a sort of anime feel to it... Maybe it's just me that thinks so... :-)
  • Jake on 08 May, 2002, 10:30…
    No, it does not mean the guy with the numb chucks is from a biker gang. Step back and think about how ridiculously huge of a stretch that is. He is a ninja. Ninja. Ninjas totally flip out and kill things, and only ride motorcycles if the motorcycles are leaping off of docks down at the shipping yards, are crashing through windows to ambush someone, or will explode before they even hit the ground. They dont rove the post apocalyptic wasteland in packs.
  • Ben_Whatsisname on 08 May, 2002, 11:38…
    Not saying you're wrong, but don't dismiss the idea of "desert ninja" so quickly. LOL The ninja of ancient japan were trained to fight in all terrains and had dogis (uniforms) to serve as camoflage in these terrains besides the basic black dogi you see in the movies. :) That's not why I say "don't dismiss" it though...

    If you read William Gibson novels, or watch some of the newer post-apocolyptic movies, there is a strong Japanese element. This is fiction springing from fact - look at the car industry for example... Honda, Toyota, etc - Japanese companies. The Japanese (by all rights) are investing in business ventures in the US for everything from cars to computers.

    The William Gibson (and other writers too) novels and the movies take this "buyout scare" to the extreme, showing a futuristic America which is mostly owned by the Japanese - more often than not - by the Yakuza (Japanese mafia). Even the FASA roleplaying game Shadowrun is set in this "universe". They do this because it is a possible future - not likely, but not dismissable either.

    So it is possible that LEC has taken this element of sci-fi/cyberpunk (which FT is...floating cars, etc) and used it as a basis to expand the FT universe past the desert wasteland - much like GF didn't just stay at the office, on an island, or out at sea...hehehe

    "In the confusion of a smoke bomb, I could remove your bra and you wouldn't...even...notice"-Sifl & Olly, "Ninja of the Night"

  • Trapezoid on 08 May, 2002, 15:19…
    Yeah. A biker gang of ninjas seems exactly like the sort of twisted element that Full Throttle had by the bucketfull. No stranger than the Cavefish.
  • SpaceMonkey on 07 May, 2002, 23:46…
    Who cares about Full Throttle, when are they going to make a sequel to Star Trek Pinball??
  • Sloth on 07 May, 2002, 22:26…
    Keep in mind, everyone, this was given to me second-hand by a friend of mine. I haven't actually seen the magazine with my own eyes. If someone can go out and find a June issue of OPM and confirm it, it'd make me feel better. I don't want anyone accusing me of lying. :)
  • Trapezoid on 07 May, 2002, 21:59…
    Was Full Throttle that successful of a game? I'd personally rather see another sequel to Maniac Mansion, or even better- a new, original adventure that, years after it's released, we can hope for sequels of.
  • Jayel on 07 May, 2002, 23:29…
    I have friends who've never even heard of Monkey Island but bought and played FT. I think it's got something to do with FT's cool box art...

    I personally would love to play a prequel to FT, back when father whatsisname was in charge of the gang and when Ben was just a nobody
  • Jake on 07 May, 2002, 22:40…
    I've heard FT was actually pretty popular with the general gaming public, in part because it was short enough that you could beat it without giving it a month of your life. It was a game that non-die hards could complete in their spare time but still get sucked into the story.
  • Trapezoid on 07 May, 2002, 22:01…
    By the way, I thought FT was great, just not my number one choice for a sequel. Nevertheless I say we get all excited and giddy over this rumor, just to annoy Captain Mystery. After, that's what he wants, isn't it?
  • Jayel on 07 May, 2002, 19:21…
    Even if there's gonna be a sequel, I find no reason to get excited about it...
    With Tim Schafer gone, it will probably turn into some horrible action-arcade hybrid involving motorcycle fights.
    Yuck.
  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 08 May, 2002, 01:45…
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the original have poorly executed arcade style motor bike fights? I think if they can do something with an old franchise, like with Indy, then it may breathe new life into an old title...
  • Metallus on 07 May, 2002, 19:33…
    As opposed to a good action-adventure hybrid involving motorcycle fights?
  • twifkak on 07 May, 2002, 21:12…
    Not a fan of the original, eh?
  • TheRealMatt on 07 May, 2002, 19:10…
    There there folks, let's all just settle down. If anything is going on with Full Throttle, we'll know about it in good time. When the good people at Lucasarts Entertainment Company think it's time we know of a Full Throttle sequel that may (or may not) be in production, they will let us know.