‘Return To Monkey Island’ Announced By Devolver Digital, Coming In 2022

Devolver Digital has announced a new entry in the Monkey Island series, nearly 15 years after the last game in the franchise.

Return to Monkey Island is a new sequel to the classic point and click series which began with The Secret of Monkey Island way back in 1990. This one is designed as a direct sequel to Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, and is being written by the original director, Ron Gilbert.

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On Twitter, Gilbert mentioned he had been working on this game in “complete secrecy” for the past two years. Additionally, IGN has sourced a blog post from Gilbert back in 2013 which laid out plans detailing where he’d like the series to go if he worked on another entry.

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“It would be an adventure game for the hardcore,” he wrote. “You’re going to get stuck. You’re going to be frustrated. Some puzzles will be hard, but all the puzzles will be fair. It’s one aspect of Monkey Island I am very proud of.”

So it sounds like Return to Monkey Island will be quite a hardcore game that might satisfy old school retro fans. I’m generally quite awful at these kinds of games, but I really enjoyed what I managed to play of the original titles.

Return to Monkey Island is being published by Devolver Digital and LucasFilm Games, and is pencilled for release sometime in 2022. Platforms have not been announced yet.

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