Return to Monkey Island Release Date

Guybrush Threepwood is back

Monkey Island is a classic series of adventure games first developed and published by LucasArts. The series is coming back this year, thanks to a collaboration between Lucasfilm Games, Terrible Toybox, and Devolver Digital. Return to Monkey Island is the sixth installment of the series and was first announced in April 2022. We finally have an official release date, courtesy of an announcement at Gamescom 2022.

Return to Monkey Island Release Date

Return to Monkey Island officially launches on September 19, 2022.

What Platforms is Return to Monkey Island On?

Return to Monkey Island will initially launch on Nintendo Switch and Windows. More formats are planned for later development and release. 

What is Return to Monkey Island?

Return to Monkey Island is a follow-up to The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Islands 2: LeChuck’s Revenge. The game was initially announced as an April Fools’ joke on Ron Gilbert’s blog, the American video-game designer and programmer credited for creating the series. As it turns out, it wasn’t an April Fools’ joke at all.

Check out a gameplay trailer for Return to Monkey Island on Devolver Digital’s YouTube here:

As per the video description,

Return to Monkey Island is an unexpected, thrilling return of series creator Ron Gilbert that continues the story of the legendary adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. 

It’s been many years since Guybrush Threepwood was last locked in a battle of wits with his nemesis, the zombie pirate LeChuck. His true love, Elaine Marley, has turned her focus away from governing and Guybrush himself is adrift and unfulfilled, having never found the Secret of Monkey Island. Hip, young pirate leaders led by Captain Madison have shuffled the old guard from power, Melee Island has taken a turn for the worse, and famed businessman Stan has been imprisoned for ‘marketing-related crimes’. 

Banter with old friends and new faces on familiar islands now under dangerous new leadership. Then, take to the high seas and explore the new and unknown as you work your way out of tough predicaments. Clever puzzles, bizarre situations, and devastating ripostes are all that stand between Guybrush and glory.

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