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Today LucasArts announced that the remake of The Secret of Monkey Island will hit both the PC and Xbox 360 Wednesday, July 15.

Featuring selectable new graphics, full voice acting and a re-orchestrated score, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition will arrive on the PC via Steam and on the Xbox 360 though Xbox Live Marketplace. As of right now no official price has been announced.

For those of you who don’t know, The Secret of Monkey Island puts gamers in the shoes of swashbuckling wanna-be Guybrush Threepwood. In classic LucasArts adventure game form, ridiculous hijinks and hilarity ensue as Guybrush set out in hopes of becoming a true pirate.

This remake plays an important role in the revival of the Monkey Island series. Much like what they did with the Sam & Max series, Telltale games is producing a new Monkey Island game, arriving tomorrow on PC and Wii. Hopefully both the remake and Telltale’s new Monkey Island title will sells enough to get LucasArts to produce more remakes of their classic adventure titles.


  1. this is EXCITING news. I just finished the first episode of Tales of Monkey Island and was thoroughly impressed, so I can’t wait much longer than a week to get back to some swashbuckling antics. Look for a review of Launch of the Screaming Narwhal, here on tomorrow!

  2. this is good, I only played the 5th one

  3. I haven’t heard anything Clance, but hey, you never know

  4. avatar Cedge

    5th? Do you mean the Telltale one?

    Anyways, I wish that I was more excited about this. The concept is incredibly exciting, but the reality seriously let me down. Quite frankly, the art direction in the remake is some of the worst I have ever seen. It’s repulsive. I’m not sure I’d be able to enjoy Monkey Island properly, with it looking like that.

    Good thing it has the classic graphics mode. :)

  5. avatar Chants

    Can the special edition only be downloaded, like Tales of Monkey Island?

  6. avatar Dang Pham

    @Cedge: I share your feelings, the art looks horrible to me. Would be sweet (but not necessary) if it followed the style and quality of Curse of Monkey Island.

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