iPad gets the rest of the Monkeys!

June 22nd, 2011 by | 2 comments

Worst. Title. Ever. My apologies, I was not very inspired BUT this dude found out that today, at midnight, Telltale Games will launch the remaining episodes of ToMI (2 – 5) on iPad, on the New Zeeland Store!

“The new episodes cost $9.99 each in New Zealand, which means £3.99/$6.99 in the UK and the US, making the cost of the whole five-part series £20.” – quoted from the article

If anybody owns an iPad, let us know how they roll!  Do you still have the choppy-ness problems? How’s the sound? Let us know!


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ToMI takes the lead on German Amazon!

March 16th, 2011 by | 9 comments

Tales of Monkey Island, TellTale Games’ best selling game at the time of it’s release, became the top-selling adventure game on amazon.de!

The boxed edition of Tales of Monkey Island has taken Germany by storm, and publisher Lace Mamba Global hopes to repeat the success in the UK. The game has become the top-selling adventure title on Amazon.de for more than eight weeks in a row. It reaches UK shelves on April 8th.

“We think this is a very good indicator for success in the UK,” Lace Mamba Global’s head of marketing Claas Wolter told MCV.

“There is huge demand for a boxed release of Tales of Monkey Island, as proven by the amount of pre-orders and positive feedback. Monkey Island is one of the top adventure game brands in the world.”

A £29.99 Premium SKU and £49.99 Collector’s pack are available to order.

source: mcvuk.com

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Tales of Monkey Island Ep.2-5 on iPad by May

February 20th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

During a recent press event, Telltale Games confirmed plans to wrap up its Tales of Monkey Island series on the iPad. The first episode launched on Apple’s tablet in December, and the series will recommence with Episode 2’s release next month. Telltale’s SVP of marketing Steve Allison was hopeful that all five episodes would be available for iPad players by May, though, he confessed, “It all depends on the Apple process.”

If all goes according to plan, Tales of Monkey Island will be the first episodic Telltale series to be offered in full on an iOS device. “And it won’t be the last,” Allison assured.


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Confirmed: No ToMI 2

February 18th, 2011 by | 6 comments

The last three games TellTale announced are:

King’s Quest: Not a port of the original, this will be an entire reboot of the franchise. Expect more details at E3 in June.

Puzzle Agent 2: Last summer Puzzle Agent, a bizarre take on the Professor Layton formula, was released on PC and iOS platforms (it’ll make its way to the PlayStation Network this spring). The sequel, Puzzle Agent 2, is coming this summer to all the same platforms. It again stars Agent Tethers and takes place in the snowy Midwest.

More Hector: Badge of Carnage: The first episode of Hector, a mature, gritty point-and-click adventure, was released independently by developer Straandlooper on the iPhone last summer (IGN gave it an 8.5). Telltale is partnering with Straandlooper to first bring Episode 1 to iPad, PC, and Mac this spring. Two more Episodes will be released later this year.

I’m really sorry for this. But hey, maybe the puzzles will be better than those in BTTF, who knows?

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Tales of Monkey Island 2 – Not so soon

February 18th, 2011 by | 3 comments

Relax, this is still just speculation… but (and there’s a big BUT here), based on recent announcements, the second season of Tales of Monkey Island may not be just around the corner.

TellTale just announced that they will be working on two new game series. The TellTale staff will make a brand new season based on the comic-book series Fables, and they just signed an exclusive worldwide agreement to develop and publish videogames based on the AMC cable network’s zombie hit “The Walking Dead.”

Moreover, the new Jurassic Park trailer states that, after Back to the Future, the immediate focus will shift towards dinosaurs in April 2011.

So you tell us… when would they have time for a new Monkey Island? TellTale still has three more announcements to make regarding the other 3 secret projects they are working on. What do you think? Will we see Guybrush again or not?

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ToMI hits 86 on Metacritic!

February 10th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Tales of Monkey Island, TellTale Games’ best selling series up to date, has been given a score of 86 points out of 100 on Metacritic! What does that mean? It means that our beloved game makers scored first place in the “Mid-Size Publishers” category, with an average score of 78.4!

“With our 14 scored releases last year including the full season of Tales of Monkey Island on the PlayStation 3 which earned an 86 Metascore, Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Episode 2: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak for PC and Mac which earned an 83 Metascore, and Back to the Future – Episode 1: It’s About Time for PC and Mac which earned a 75 Metascore, we really nailed it in each of the seasons we released last year”TellTale Games Blog.

Does the world need any more proof that ToMI Season 2 is a MUST? In 6 days, TellTale will announce five more series (yes, it is not a spelling error) that will be in production. Let’s hope that ToMI2 is on that list and that they will make it sooner than 2012. I mean, let’s play it safe, who would want to risk launching the next Monkey Island game during the Apocalypse or…whatever we call it nowadays?

“Metascores are great and all, but what really matters to us is that the fans of the characters, worlds, and stories we put together, love what we have to offer. We will continue to work hard to delight you folks with the stuff you keep coming back to Telltale for!”TellTale Games Blog.

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TalesOfMI to hit European shelves on April 4th!

February 8th, 2011 by | 2 comments

Telltale Games have found a retail publisher for their digital Tales of Monkey Island series. Lace Mamba Global will publish the series on DVDs for European market, and they will make two versions of the game: Premium and Collector’s.

Premium version will contain many digital bonuses in addition to the game itself, while Collector’s edition will have a map of Melange Bay, Voodoo card, pirate coin, Trial of the Century badge, and many more collectables.

Series will hit the shelves in Europe on April 4th, 2011.


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Retail Tales of Monkey Island

December 17th, 2010 by | No comments

A Monkey Island game isn’t really a Monkey Island game until it’s been released to retail. Or maybe it is, but I just wanted a witty comment to start this news post. Anyway, Tales of Monkey Island will be coming to retail, courtesy of a partnership between Telltale Games and Lace Mamba Global. Fans in the UK, Scandinavia and other European territories, as well as Australia and New Zealand, will soon be able to buy a Collector’s Edition in stores, the contents of which will soon be revealed.

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Monkeys on your iPad!

December 15th, 2010 by | No comments

Yuuup, Tales of Monkey Island comes to your iPad! Check out the details HERE!

TellTaleGames will launch all 5 episodes for you iPad users and…ummm, that’s it. But it’s awesome!

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Telltale asks, you answer

December 9th, 2010 by | 1 lonely comment

Telltale Games are having another survey, for players in North America. The interesting thing is that you’ll get a free copy of the Wii version of Tales of Monkey Island: Lair of the Leviathan as a reward for filling in the survey. Here’s a link to the survey, but be advised that it is only for people in North America (so you can’t get the free game if you don’t live there). Also, quantities are limited, so hurry up!

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