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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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  • Is it too optimistic for me to believe this is a positive sign for more Monkey Island in the future? Lucasarts new management has shown at least a PASSING interest in the Monkey Island franchise, so long as another publisher fronts the bill. Perhaps they'd be interested in letting Telltale publish a season 2 of Tales of Monkey Island?
  • Grojak;525050 said:
    Wait, Activision are a subsidiary of LucasArts?
    No, but Activision has a longstanding partnership with LucasArts as their distributor for European territories. I believe the agreement gives Activision a certain degree of freedom with the LEC catalog, which would explain why just about every retail release of an LEC adventure game in the past ten years wasn't enjoyed by North America - Activision can put out a Monkey Island release in the UK if they see fit, while it would be up to LucasArts itself to handle a re-release stateside.
  • ObiWanThreepwood;525095 said:
    Is it too optimistic for me to believe this is a positive sign for more Monkey Island in the future? Lucasarts new management has shown at least a PASSING interest in the Monkey Island franchise, so long as another publisher fronts the bill. Perhaps they'd be interested in letting Telltale publish a season 2 of Tales of Monkey Island?
    I dunno... but it will not hurt its cause if the thing sells really well.
  • ObiWanThreepwood;525095 said:
    Is it too optimistic for me to believe this is a positive sign for more Monkey Island in the future? Lucasarts new management has shown at least a PASSING interest in the Monkey Island franchise, so long as another publisher fronts the bill. Perhaps they'd be interested in letting Telltale publish a season 2 of Tales of Monkey Island?

    Thats how I see it. XP It shows Lucas still remebers ppl like Monkey Island.
  • http://www.jvn.com/jeux/articles/une-compilation-monkey-island-en-magasin.html#images

    You can see the box version here guys, it says that special contents(bonus) are included. :)

    Wait... an animated movie? Lucasarts is really back in the Monkey business, good news for a second season of ToMI! :D
  • Scarlet Spider;525168 said:

    Wait... an animated movie?

    Nah. They considered a Monkey Island movie but it never went ahead. Allegedly some of the plans for the earlier live-action movie snuffled their way into the POTC movies.

    Am I alone in thinking that this package is going to be Lucasrts' ONLY non-Star Wars activity for the near future?

    "All those bozos want another Monkey Island game? Let's shove out the old ones again, that'll keep them quiet. Now, who'd win between C-3PO, Bobba Fett, and a chainsaw?"
  • Scarlet Spider;525168 said:
    http://www.jvn.com/jeux/articles/une-compilation-monkey-island-en-magasin.html#images

    You can see the box version here guys, it says that special contents(bonus) are included. :)

    Wait... an animated movie? Lucasarts is really back in the Monkey business, good news for a second season of ToMI! :D
    LeChuck looks kind of weird, but other than that, the boxart is pretty cool.
  • It combines the best of both box arts.
  • LeChuck is weird, but better than the one on the box of the second special edition. And Guybrush is pretty cool too. :)
  • FitzoliverJ;525175 said:
    Nah. They considered a Monkey Island movie but it never went ahead. Allegedly some of the plans for the earlier live-action movie snuffled their way into the POTC movies.
    Oh, yeah, THAT movie. :(
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