LucasArts today announced that The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Steam, Valve Corporation’s delivery and management platform for the PC, and Direct2Drive, IGN EntertainmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s digital download store.
Back by popular demand, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic game (originally released in 1990) for old and new audiences alike. The development team at LucasArts has brought the game into the modern era with all-new HD graphics, a re-mastered musical score, full voiceover, and an in-depth hint system has been added to help players through the gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s side-splitting puzzles. Purists will also delight in the ability to seamlessly switch between the updated HD graphics and the originalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s classic look.
The game’s twisty plot leads hero, Guybrush Threepwood, on a hilarious quest throughout the fabled Monkey Island. Tales of pirate wealth attract Guybrush, who lands at the port of MÃƒÂªlÃƒÂ©e with high hopes, no money and an insatiable desire to become a pirate. If the player is clever enough, Guybrush will win the confidence of MÃƒÂªlÃƒÂ©e’s established pirates and soon find himself blown by the winds of fate toward Monkey Island — a storied isle whose name alone chills the bones of even the most bloodthirsty buccaneers.
More information about The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition can be found at the official website, www.MonkeyIslandSpecialEdition.com.
The launch of The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is just one element of LucasArtsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ new mission to revitalize its deep portfolio of beloved gaming franchises.
On July 7, Telltale premiered the Tales of Monkey IslandÃ‚Â® game series on PC, delivering a completely new epic storyline and swashbuckling flair that will unfold across five monthly episodes.
In addition, on July 8, LucasArts released ten fan-favorite LucasArts PC games on Steam, including classic adventure titles like LOOMÃ¢â€žÂ¢, The DigÃ‚Â®, and Indiana JonesÃ‚Â® and the Fate of Atlantis and hit action games including Star Wars BattlefrontÃ‚Â® II and Star Wars Republic CommandoÃ‚Â®. These titles are also being launched on Direct2Drive over the coming days.
We were able to score an interview withÃ‚Â Telltale at Comic ConÃ‚Â so stay tune for that.