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Monkey Island previewed, Dave Grossman interviewed 03 Jun, 2009, 15:37 / 22 comments

That most excellent of websites, Adventure Gamers, has previewed the first episode of The Tales of Monkey Island (although those of you who do not want to know any plot details should probably avoid going in). A snippet, to make the wait that much more unbearable:
Though I only saw a fraction of the first episode, I can confirm without hesitation that this is a Monkey Island game. The jokes are Monkey Island jokes. The situations are Monkey Island situations. I laughed more during this demo than I have in any single adventure game (or episode) I’ve played in the last few years.
Update: Gamespot preview, with obligatory (somewhat minor) spoiler warning.

Update: Dave Grossman is interviewed about Monkey Island 6 (that's what they're calling it). On a personal level, I do hope they make the (mentioned-in-passing) a Monkey Island 5 in the Curse of Monkey Island/Vampyre Story vein, but adjust the art style accordingly. I love Telltale's work, and am very excited for Monkey Island, but personally am not sure if the Telltale Engine is right for this particular franchise.

Comments

  • evawes1 on 04 Jun, 2009, 01:35…
    A new Monkey Island is announced - something that nobody here believed would happen - and already theres bitching because its not exactly how you want it (the Telltale engine is not right boo hoo).

    We demand they give us what we want - instead of giving us what we want!!
  • The Tingler on 03 Jun, 2009, 17:20…
    Kroms just spoke negatively against Telltale's Monkey Island! Get him!
  • Sven_Q45 on 02 Jun, 2009, 21:28…
    Hey our dreams come true!
    LA doesn´t make games in house.
    And now LA should TTG and Autumn Moon make the adventures for LA and sell them under the LA logo!
  • The Tingler on 02 Jun, 2009, 19:43…
    Combining items? Yay!
  • AlfredJ on 02 Jun, 2009, 10:20…
    No repeating environments! They're already talking about a possible second season!

    Laughter!
  • Kralex on 02 Jun, 2009, 10:09…
    Those Double Fine Guys are going to do a great job with the Monkey Island license.
  • Kroms on 02 Jun, 2009, 11:33…
    But it's Telltale doing Monkey Island :)
  • black_sheep on 02 Jun, 2009, 14:46…
    he meant about the use of the double fine icon in this post instead of the lucas arts one. I just thought you hadn't noticed :)
  • Gabez on 02 Jun, 2009, 14:48…
    Ah, thanks -- didn't see that :)
  • Ascovel on 02 Jun, 2009, 13:03…
    So it isn't Autumn Moon's Monkey Island? Didn't they announce a similar game a short while ago?
  • PirateKingChris on 02 Jun, 2009, 22:33…
    They did indeed announce a ghost pirate game abit ago, but it's not Monkey Island, but I certainly think it looks good! Plus Larry Ahern of CMI is now working with Bill Tiller at Autumn Moon :)
  • Jeo on 02 Jun, 2009, 14:31…
    No, no, no, you're all wrong. It's Hothead Games that's doing the new Monkey Island. Rumor has it that the game will also have some Diablo-like elements...
  • Paco on 02 Jun, 2009, 14:50…
    And here I was thinking all the time Crackpot Entertainment is working on this new Monkey Island game.
  • The Tingler on 02 Jun, 2009, 14:58…
    Nah, it's Sierra.
  • Sven_Q45 on 02 Jun, 2009, 17:28…
    Adventuresoft, mon!
  • jp-30 on 02 Jun, 2009, 19:47…
    I heard Bad Brain was working with Bad Asp! and had a restraining order on LucasArts to force them to hand over the MI license.
  • Junaid on 02 Jun, 2009, 22:26…
    I thought 3D Realms was working on the new Monkey Island for a few years now...
  • hierohero on 03 Jun, 2009, 07:27…
    I heard infrigames was putting out the new mi game
  • Sven_Q45 on 03 Jun, 2009, 16:05…
    Wasn´t it Infocom?
  • Ascovel on 03 Jun, 2009, 10:04…
    Hmm... Never heard of them.
  • Laserschwert on 03 Jun, 2009, 16:17…
    So, how tight-columned are we going to get this reply to a reply to a reply to a reply thingy?
  • The Tingler on 03 Jun, 2009, 17:12…
    VERY tight. Just how we like it.

    Actually, I think Disney are making it. With some guy called 'Gore Verbinski', whoever that is.