Last month LucasArts announced that they were going to produce a Special Edition of the classic adventure title Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge. In this announcement, the publisher stated that the special edition would feature in-game commentary from “the game’s creators.” Today LucasArts revealed that the commentary would be coming from three legends of gaming: Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman.
LucasArts released a statement saying, “Ron, Tim, Dave will be lending their trademark wit and humor to select areas in the game. When playing, players will be able to hear the three’s insights into key areas of the game and get insight into making the original game as well as their thoughts on the new Special Edition treatment.”
Featuring both the classic art assets as well as a modern updated version, the Special Edition of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge is slated to arrive on the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iPhone and iPod touch this summer.
Personally, I love these kinds of remakes. As a kid I absolutely loved the Monkey Island series. Now that LucasArts is remaking it I get to, not only feel like a kid again but also gain some insight into the minds of such great game creators.
What do you guys think? Does the addition of commentary from Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman make the Special Edition of Monkey Island 2 a “must buy” for you?