It’s not official, but it looks really cool! The figure is based on MI2 artwork and it even includes a “Stan’s Previously owned vessels” sign and a little Guybrush Voodoo Doll.
You’re a successful pirate. You have a great ship, your hold is full of fabulous booty, your tankard is overflowing with grog… so what more could you possibly need? A book. You think you’re quite something, but believe me when I say that no pirate wench would be caught dead with a pirate who is lacking in the noggin department.
Fortunately for you, there is nothing a visit to the Phatt City Library cannot cure. This library truly makes Phatt City the Alexandria of the Caribbean, with its 207 catalogued books (and that’s not even counting the ones they didn’t bother to put in the catalogue). If you don’t want to come unprepared, have a look at this condensed catalogue before you visit the library, which highlights the most prized publications in the library’s collection. Oh, and one more thing: keep your voice down!
I hope you’re thirsty because I’m inviting you all to The Bloody Lip. The bar and grill establishment is situated on the lovely Scabb Island and aside from enjoying a refreshing drink you can also get a nice meal as chef Bernard makes delicious gourmet chilled soups. Well, he did until Guybrush got him fired and stole his job for a few lousy pieces o’ eight.
Times are tough for the bar as Largo has scared away the regular customers and the bartender has to turn over all his earnings whenever Largo comes by. The bartender extracts a small revenge by slipping laxatives into Largo’s usual drink.
This just in, SuperHappyFunTimeShow had an interview with Monkey Island: Special Edition producer, Craig Derrick. Amongst other interesting facts regarding the interface and the little changes brought to the game, Craig confirms the return of the cast from MI:SE along with Neil Ross, the voice actor who made Wally B. Feed sound so… piratey! This will be a very interesting comeback as 13 years have passed since the release of Curse of Monkey Island, where Wally’s voice was heard for the first time.
Also, when asked about other plans involving special re-releases, Craig said: “We are definitely looking at all of our titles within the back catalog. No announcements at this time though”.
You can read the interview here and you can comment below. But you already knew that.
Gamespot have dug up Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer, Dave Grossman, and Craig Derrick, to quiz them about the upcoming special edition of the beloved second installment in the Monkey Island series. You can read the ensuing hi-jinx here, which contains the following jewel out of Schafer’s mouth:
No other game had spitting in their game, really. Maybe I’m just biased because I wired that part up. But I thought it was the best part of the game. Now that I’m thinking about it, “Spitting Contest” would make a great Natal game.
Yes, you read that title right! We’re still recovering after this fantastic news!
*breathe in* *breathe out* Whew, okay… check this out: An unofficial source (EDIT: Apparently that page was removed just after we found out. Let’s hope we can keep it as long as possible) has posted two work-in-progress images of an alternate ending that LucasArts is preparing for Monkey Island 2: Special Edition. As you can clearly see from both images, Guybrush is holding a chest which may be the REAL treasure of Big Whoop.
The source reads “It is quite possible that Ron Gilbert has finally decided to end the Monkey Island series as he wanted, revealing the true secret. This will stir up various reactions from the fanbase, as most of us actually expected the real Monkey Island 3”.
You can check out the images below by clicking “read the rest”. The cave could explain why the designers chose to draw tree roots in the HD version instead of metal bars. Apparently we will be able to finish LeChuck’s Revenge in both the original and the Special Edition mode! Sweet Zombie Monkeys!
Steve Purcell has decided to buy something on eBay, and that means he will sell you something first. The item for sale is a unique piece of art he created for Monkey Island 2. Check out the auction here! For now it will only ship to the US, but Steve is looking into shipping internationally. Also, here’s a close-up of the image if you’re still undecided. (via Mojo)
IGN has published a list of what they think are the ten best LucasArts adventure games. Unfortunately, Monkey Island gets a meagre 7th and 6th place with the first two games in the legendary series. Towards the top, it seems to turn into a Tim Schafer love fest, with the top 3 games being Tim’s creations. There’s no accounting for taste of course, and I think most of us can agree with Grim Fandango taking the top spot, but some more Monkey loving would have been appreciated. Where’s The Curse of Monkey Island, for instance?
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If the original clip wasn’t impressive enough for you, take a look at this incredible way of combining the 2D environment with the 3D camera motion, while maintaining (or even enhancing) the Monkey Island atmosphere for the players.
This time, we are being taken to see Voodoo Lady’s Shack. Grab your coffin and paddles and hold on! You might just be blown away…
Just so you know, I’m not going to make it a habit to post fan-made stuff, but this is just too good to pass up. Check out this YouTube HD video, imagining how a Monkey Island 2: Special-Uber Edition would look. One can only hope LucasArts are watching this video and taking notes. Guy.brush explains here on LucasForums how he put together this work of genius.