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MI:SE appears on Xbox Live UK 25 Jun, 2009, 19:30 / 11 comments

Out of blue, from Microsoft to you: MONKEY ISLAND: SPECIAL EDITION - the E3 Preview Video.

You weren't expecting the actual game, were you? Still plenty of time for Marketplace Realities yet...

Of note is the fact that they chose to use an image made by LucasForums member parabolee, rather than any official artwork. The Mojo lawyers are considering the legal impact of sending an ironic 'cease and desist' letter to LucasArts as we speak.

Check it all out here.

Comments: 11 / Source: xgfx

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  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 30 Jun, 2009, 07:02…
    Just noticed they've changed it to the smirky version now... Cheeky gits :oP
  • parabolee on 28 Jun, 2009, 02:54…
    Thanks everyone. Just glad it might help bring in more players. Because the official artwork would more likely put people off, IMO.
  • The Tingler on 25 Jun, 2009, 23:02…
    Aha, on Inside Xbox! Got it! Haha, yes, it's big on the main page!
  • The Tingler on 25 Jun, 2009, 23:09…
    Good interview, but was anyone else looking jealously at the two games on either side of the booth? Tales of Monkey Island and Lego Indy 2?

    I liked the bananas draped on the monitor though.

    And apparently the Special Edition's done, so it must be out soon.
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 25 Jun, 2009, 21:03…
    This isn't LucasArts, folks, it's an MS produced video. Clearly the person making it picked the best image they could find on Google search..... which WASN'T the official artwork. Lol!!!
  • neon_git on 25 Jun, 2009, 20:46…
    *claps* nice one parabolee :D

    Was this a LucasArts made video or a Microsoft thing? After a quick check it seems that a google image search gives parabolee's version as the first result - maybe someone got lazy?
  • xgfx on 25 Jun, 2009, 20:55…
    Microsoft produced, no new footage, more of an interview with some footage spliced in. Searching 'Monkey Island Special Edition poster' also brings up parabolee's posters. I love it when stuff like this happens.
  • xgfx on 25 Jun, 2009, 20:42…
    It's essentially the same as http://e3.gamespot.com/story/6210601/the-secret-of-monkey-island-special-edition-first-look just with the UK XBL presenter and 'live' at E3 rather than in a studio
  • Icebox on 25 Jun, 2009, 20:31…
    Well Done! Excellent Shop work on Parabolee's part!
  • ThunderPeel2001 on 25 Jun, 2009, 20:26…
    Oh man! I wish I had my XBox to see that. Congrats, Parabolee!
  • tmsmyth4 on 25 Jun, 2009, 19:56…
    congratulations parabolee that is truly awesome. Anyone know what video they were showing? I live in the UK but my xbox is at uni, DAMN.