Return To Monkey Island Announced, Releasing This Year

Raise your mug of Grog and rejoice ye salty dogs, Return To Monkey Island sails to a 2022 release

When it comes to point-and-click adventure games, few titles carry quite the weight that Monkey Island does – especially Lucasfilm’s original trilogy of swashbuckling adventures starring the up-and-coming pirate Guybrush Threepwood. As someone whose been more than a little obsessed with the series since I first got to experience it on my buddy’s Tandy growing up, it brings me great joy to share the news that we’ll soon be getting another Monkey Island game.

Indie Publisher Devolver Digital has announced that Return To Monkey Island will be releasing this year. Developed by series creator Ron Gilbert’s Terrible Toybox (Thimbleweed Park) in partnership with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games, it will be a direct follow-up to The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge.

Look, is that a three-headed monkey? Nope, just a teaser trailer announcing the game. You can check it out below:

No other details are available at this time, including which platforms the game will be releasing for. However, you can rest assured we at Hey Poor Player will be keeping you up to date with the latest Return To Monkey Island news as it floats to the surface like a drowned sea dog.

I don’t know about you, but this quickly became one of my most anticipated games of 2022. After all, Thimbleweed Park showed that Ron Gilbert certainly still has what it takes to create an excellent throwback to the SCUMM engine’s glory days. And given just how important this franchise is, it’s hard to imagine Threepwood’s latest adventure could miss the mark.

So, are you looking forward to diving into Return To Monkey Island when it launches later this year? As always, we love to hear what you think. Be sure to sound off in the comments section and let us know.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Chorus (XSX), Battlefield 2042 (XSX), Xeno Crisis (Neo Geo)

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