Monkey Island is back!

OMG! You don't know how ecstatic I am at hearing this news but Monkey Island is back, and it's not just one game, but a total of SIX games are promised: one is a remake of the classic first adventure, and the other five are mini-sequels!

Okay so first things first, Lucasarts are making a remake of the original Monkey Island and is aiming to get it on the Xbox 360 as well as distributing digitally on PC. The following features are included:

1. High definition graphics
2. Voice-overs (with Dominic Armato, the voice of Guybrush from the third and fourth games, reprising his role).
3. Re-mastered music (and from what I've heard so far, it's pretty good!)
4. Hint system
5. A little gimmick that allows you to switch instantaneously between the classic graphics and the new ones!

Here's a video on what it's all about:

It's coming out in "Summer 2009" so that means very soon!

They also have some pretty neat shirts on this page.

Also, Telltale games, who are partially responsible for the rennaisance in adventure games are now trying their hand at another Lucasarts franchise (as they've previously worked on the new Sam & Max games). They've decided to make five mini-sequels to Monkey Island 4. It will cost $35USD to get all five of the mini-sequels which is just under $50AUD so sounds like it might be worth it! The first episode will be released on July 7th.

Here's a video trailer:

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