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Monkey Island Special Editions coming to stores (in Europe)

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Activision has announced that it's set to publish the Monkey Island Special Edition Collection for release later this year, bundling The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition and Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge into one neat package with additional bonus content from the Lucasarts vault.

Both games will be available in their entirety on the retail disc, with remastered HD graphics, the remastered score, full voiceover and a hints system to help you out should you get stuck. And yes, you'll still be able to seamlessly switch between the classic and HD versions of the game at the touch of a button, and you'll still get the commentary from creators Tim Schafer, Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman on Monkey Island 2.

Both full games will come with new, newver-before-seen bonus content on the disc too, including environment and character concept art from the Special Editions and the original and re-recorded soundtracks. There'll also be storyboards and concept art from an Industrial Light & Magic animated Monkey Island movie that never saw the light of day.

Monkey Island Special Edition Collection will be flying the Jolly Roger and setting sail to retail stores on September 9th, 2011. If you can't wait that long though, you could always download the games from the Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points each.


Best news ever and good to see LucasArts MI back in stores.
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  • Wait, they're officially releasing the Monkey Island movie concept art and storyboards? That's pretty big news! I might just have to buy this collection...
  • http://www.computerandvideogames.com/310843/monkey-island-special-edition-collection-announced/
    Activision's announced the Monkey Island Special Edition Collection.

    As you no doubt probably guessed, it's a collection of all the Monkey Island HD Special Editions to date.

    That includes Special Editions for The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's revenge. The collection will also feature never-before-seen bonus content from the LucasArts vault.

    Included in the bonus content is environment and character concept art, remastered and re-recorded soundtracks for both games, plus storyboards and concept art from an Industrial Light & Magic exploration of a Monkey Island animated movie that was never released.

    To see how good the Monkey Island Special Editions look, and for a jolt of nostalgia, have a look at the Monkey Island 2 Special Edition shots compared with the original back in March.

    The Monkey Island Special Edition Collection will release on September 9 for PS3, 360 and PC in Europe.
    This... is very cool.
  • Holy fuck, official soundtracks???? Woohoo!!!
  • Don't worry to anyone whos wondering, this collection is coming out on all 3 formats, PC, 360 and PS3
  • Brilliant news. I already own both games on the PC and for the PS3 but I'll be buying this collection for both formats. That'll mean I'll have four copies of each game, so no-one can say I don't support my favourite genre.

    Hopefully, if this retail release does well, then LucasArts will finally get off its bloated arse and take notice. Then maybe they'll get the gears moving towards a Monkey Island 6.
  • Is this only on Xbox360? Cos il have to dig mine out.
  • coolsome;524892 said:
    Is this only on Xbox360? Cos il have to dig mine out.
    As Threepwood4Life pointed out only a few posts above...
    Threepwood4Life;524868 said:
    Don't worry to anyone whos wondering, this collection is coming out on all 3 formats, PC, 360 and PS3
    :D
  • Davies;524898 said:
    As Threepwood4Life pointed out only a few posts above...


    :D

    Opps :P but YAY I wont have to hunt in my attic for my Xbox.
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