Last Updated on July 31, 2023
Android and iOS users can now enjoy the Return to Monkey Island mobile version of the game, which is essentially the same, but more pocket-sized.
Return to Monkey Island was first released back in September 2022 – nearly a year ago – and set sail on Nintendo Switch and PC, and later Xbox and PlayStation 4. Reaction to the game was superb, with fans old and new appreciative of the return of creators Ron Gilbert. Return to Monkey Island carries on from the 1991 sequel Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, and while the graphics are changed (thanks to new visuals by Rex Crowle), the new game retains the same sense of humour as the originals.
The new press release reads as follows:
Ahoy mobile players – the critically acclaimed Return to Monkey Island has set sail for the App Store and Google Play. Wannabe pirates and long-time fans of the legendary series can get their hands on Terrible Toybox’s lauded sequel via their phones and tablets from today for $9.99. Yarrrrr.
For buccaneers new to the Caribbean, be prepared for mystery, intrigue and numerous info pamphlets. The tangled history of Monkey Island’s most famous secret began over 30 years ago in the mind of creators Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman. Return to Monkey Island picks up the story of wannabe-pirate Guybrush Threepwood at the conclusion of 1991’s Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, bringing the creators’ journey back full circle before setting sail for even wackier waters.
The old atmosphere is still there, too, mostly thanks to a brand-new score from the game’s original composers. To complete the set, Dominic Armato returns as the voice of Guybrush Threepwood. Sure, he might have the stupidest name in videogame history, but this is Monkey Island. Reviving the old point and click style of the original games, it’s a unique gaming experience that you don’t want to miss, okay?
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