Return to Monkey Island confirmed by Ron Gilbert as real, slated for 2022 launch

This one, nobody saw it coming. Ron Gilbert, the original father of the Monkey Island saga, is finally back in business for a third opus. And the best part? Return to Monkey Island will arrive this year.

While waiting for a real date, a small teaser and some Infos are here.

Developed in secret for two years, Return to Monkey Island is a complete surprise. Indeed, Ron Gilbert (whose last game was Thimbleweed Park), creator of the cult point and click saga and responsible for the first two opuses, The Secret of Monkey Island (1990) and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (1991), then left his place on the following games by indicating that he would never touch the license again.

But you should never say never. Especially since this new opus will follow on from the first two games, thus more or less erasing the story told in the games created afterward without it, namely The Curse of Monkey Island (from which, however, the character of Murray, present in the teaser), Escape from Monkey Island and Tales of Monkey Island.

Developed by Terrible Toybox and Lucasfilm Games and published by Devolver Digital, Return to Monkey Island will arrive in 2022. Neither platform nor exact date is known for the moment, but an official website is online. Ron Gilbert has been assisted once again by Dave Grossman for the design and writing, the music will be provided by Michael Land, Peter McConnel and Clint Bajakian, and Dominic Armato will lend his voice to Guybrush Threepwood.

Source: Ron Gilbert

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