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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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  • How come Activision is publishing it? They don't own Lucasarts do they?
  • Scnew;525238 said:
    How come Activision is publishing it? They don't own Lucasarts do they?
    Because LucasArts don't do anything anymore. They don't make games, they don't publish games. They just absorb the lucrative royalties whilst destroying dreams.

    Man, I wish I were joking. :(
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    Scnew;525238 said:
    How come Activision is publishing it? They don't own Lucasarts do they?
    Nah, Activision only distributes Lucas Arts game.
  • Wow, that cover actually looks rather decent, it's like it's trying to correct the flaws of the previous Special Edition covers, and MI2 Guybrush in that pose is a lot more convincing than MI1 Guybrush was!
  • I have to believe it will hit the states too..... I HAVE TO!
    But it is true that Europeans seem to embrace adventure games more than Americans...
  • Davies;525253 said:
    Because LucasArts don't do anything anymore. They don't make games, they don't publish games. They just absorb the lucrative royalties whilst destroying dreams.

    Man, I wish I were joking. :(

    At lest it increses the chances of TMI 2 since all they will do is sit back and let TTG do all the work.
  • What is lucas arts even doing now? i haven't even seen previews for a new internal game from them for a while. The only things that they are developing right now are star wars kinect and the old republic right?
  • cheepwhistle;525338 said:
    What is lucas arts even doing now? i haven't even seen previews for a new internal game from them for a while. The only things that they are developing right now are star wars kinect and the old republic right?
    No idea. And they're not developing the Old Republic, BioWare is.
  • I'm european and I've grown up with Monkey Island. :D

    It's Bioware which develops The Old Republic no? :confused:
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