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.