Yesterday, Nintendo gave us some treasure that was more than worthy of a hunt — but they just handed it to us on a gold platter. We found out that Return to Monkey Island, the newest game in the famous LucasArts Monkey Island series, would definitely be coming to Switch. And not only that, it'll be coming to the hybrid console before anything else (other than PC, of course!).
Okay, can we just take a minute to shower praise on this website for a second? It's amazing and captures the essence of what makes this series so special. You can have a full conversation with series veteran Stan, who's been locked away in prison, and some of the chats you have with him are hilarious. But if you can make it past Stan and click on the 'Overview' section, you'll find a message that suggests this might well be the final adventure for Guybrush Threepwood.
The exciting conclusion to the Monkey Island series marks the return of the iconic series’ creator Ron Gilbert, joined by game co-writer/designer Dave Grossman, art director Rex Crowle (Knights & Bikes, Tearaway) and composers Peter McConnell, Michael Land, and Clint Bajakian (Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge).
Well, with all of those names making a return (or debuting), it all feels like a bit of a farewell fanfare, doesn't it?
While Return to Monkey Island is the sixth main game in the series, it continues the story from the second game — LeChuck's Revenge. As with other Monkey Island sequels, this upcoming release brings back a few familiar faces while also making some other changes, such as the art style. That last change has seen some backlash from fans, while creator Ron Gilbert has stood his ground:
We don't yet have a release date for the upcoming Return to Monkey Island. However, the game is due to launch on the Switch later this year. We'll let you know as soon as it does.
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