Dan Connors confirms ToMI2 tryout

November 1st, 2010 by | 1 lonely comment

In a recent interview on GamesTM, Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games had this to say regarding Tales of Monkey Island:

“We loved it, it’s been successful on every channel it released on, as have the LucasArts remakes of the first two games. So the sheer love that people have for that franchise was immediately obvious and clear.

So we’d love to do more, we still have details that need to be worked out with LucasArts in order to get it done and none of those details have been addressed yet. They recently changed management over there and I think they’re working on their strategy for where they want to go in the future. As soon as that gets sorted out we’ll certainly bring it up with them again.

So there you have it! If everything goes well at LucasArts, Telltale will try to bring ToMI2 to the table. Let’s keep our fingers crossed! You can also read the entire interview here.

Posted in Blog news, LucasArts, Tales of Monkey Island

“It belongs in a museum!”

July 2nd, 2010 by | No comments

…or on your PS3 account, as you brag to friends:”Yup, I’m that desperate to click on anything!”.

We’re talking, of course, about the Trophy Achievements that you can, well, achieve while playing Tales of Monkey Island on PS3. Check out the complete list which features trophies such as:

The Legend of LeFlay
Quizzed everyone about Morgan LeFlay

Why is My Older Brother Laughing?
Encountered a shipload of references to the previous Monkey Island games

Ride ‘Em, Pirate
Made LeChuck do something embarassing on the cliff

For those that are curious, you can also check out the achievements list for The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition.

Posted in Tales of Monkey Island, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Tales of Monkey Island sails to the PS3

June 11th, 2010 by | 2 comments

Celebrating the long-awaited release of Tales of Monkey Island on the PlayStation3, Telltale announced today that the entire five-episode series will be available for $19.99 on PlayStation®Network and on Telltale’s website, starting from June 15.

“Tales of Monkey Island has been an incredible hit, and we’re excited to bring it to PS3 gamers next week,” says Telltale Senior VP of Marketing Steve Allison. “If you haven’t grabbed Tales of Monkey Island yet, now is a great time”. Tales of Monkey Island will also be released on PlayStation Network in Europe, with final dates to be announced shortly.

In other related news, the same game company released some sort of teaser for their upcoming titles: Back to the Future and  Jurassic Park, both being scheduled for this winter. Take a look!

Posted in Tales of Monkey Island, Telltale Games

Monkey Merch ready to ship

May 29th, 2010 by | 3 comments

Telltale Games just announced that some of the pre-ordered stuff has arrived in their stock and the shipping will begin “very soon”.

Currently, the items in stock are as follows:

As for the rest of the items left to ship, such as the voodoo cards, the art portfolio or the Deluxe Edition of ToMI, the fans will have to wait just a little more. You can check out some VERY teasing pictures of the new merch here.

Posted in Tales of Monkey Island, Telltale Games

FINAL Monkey Island Tribute

May 22nd, 2010 by | 2 comments

Our special furry monkeys bring you the final Monkey Island tribute, made by some of the people you know and love. The message is simple, clear and true to any fan of the series, and if our song will be heard by the right people, we hopefully might just be wrong regarding the word “final” written in the title. Enjoy!

Posted in Monkey Island community, Tales of Monkey Island

Weekly Wiki: Reginald Van Winslow

May 11th, 2010 by | No comments

This week, we will take a closer look at Reginald Van Winslow, who made his first appearance in ‘Tales of Monkey Island‘ and quickly became a fan favorite. Reginald Van Winslow is an extremely positive man with a passionate love for maps. He is also very loyal to Guybrush and remains so even after he has caught the Pox of LeChuck.

He was the captain of the Screaming Narwhal until Guybrush took the ship from him by knocking him in the water. He then insisted he became Guybrush’s first mate and sails him anywhere he wants to go, provided he points to it on a map.

Winslow is shown to be sexually active, a trait which disturbs Guybrush, and apparently has a relationship with the mer-person, Anemone (the logistics of which baffle Guybrush).

Read more about Reginald Van Winslow in the wiki including his backstory, what he did in Borneo, and trivia about his name. See ya next week for more Weekly Wiki!

Posted in Monkey Island wiki, Tales of Monkey Island, Weekly Wiki

Rodriguez quits LucasArts (and other news)

May 7th, 2010 by | 3 comments

It would seem that Darrell Rodriguez’ career at LucasArts is short-lived, seeing how he has announced his resignation, according to several online reports, like this one from Kotaku. Under Rodriguez’ tenure, LucasArts have returned to their roots a bit, with the release of special editions for the first two Monkey Island games, and outsourcing a whole new Monkey Island series to Telltale. We can only hope that this regime change will not bode ill for old-school adventure fans.

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Posted in Craig Derrick, Darrell Rodriguez, LucasArts, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge: Special Edition, Tales of Monkey Island, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Make your own Tales soundtrack

March 27th, 2010 by | No comments

Bgbennyboy has just released a new version of his very handy Telltale Music Extractor, and this new version should be of great interest to Monkey Island fans. Through contributions from Laserschwert, the program now gives you the option to ‘dump a soundtrack’ for each of the Tales of Monkey Island episodes, complete with clear track names, tags, and some very pretty album covers. You can read more about it at Quick and Easy Software and in this LucasForums thread. Happy listening!

Posted in Monkey Island community, Tales of Monkey Island

Get your ‘Tales’ Collector’s DVD

March 12th, 2010 by | 7 comments

Telltale has made the Collector’s DVD  of ‘Tales of Monkey Island’ available for pre-order! The DVD is yours for $34.95 and contains all five episodes of ‘Tales’ in both Windows and Mac versions.  Special features include:

– Highlight Reel with Team Commentary – Funny and insightful, the Tales development crew gets together for some monkey talk about Monkey Island
– I Wonder What Happens – This collection features all episodes of the popular fan-generated “I Wonder What Happens,” created by Majus Fietzek and friends
Tales of Monkey Island Trailers – All both of them! Together again for the first time.
– Concept Art Gallery – View the art that inspired the design of the game.
– Wallpapers – Suitable for all computers
– Preview of Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse -Third season of gaming’s favorite dog and rabbit Freelance Police

If you already bought the entire season of ‘Tales’  then you get all this for the favourable price of $0. You only pay for shipping!
If you pre-ordered the season before the release of chapter 1 then you also get a special DVD cover designed by Steve Purcell.

That’s not all though. Telltale has also put together a treasure chest full of swashbucklin’ swag and aptly named it the ‘Deluxe Edition’. For $49.95 you get everything mentioned above as well as:

– Slipcover case art from Monkey Island art legend Steve Purcell — if you missed out at pre-order time
– Exclusive Voodoo card, not found in the Voodoo Card Set (available separately)
– One of Reginald Van Winslow’s favorite maps: The Gulf of Melange printed on cotton fabric
– Piratey Piece of Eight – metal collectible coin
– Coaster from the notorious Club 41
– Souvenir button from the Trial of the Century (2.25 inches diameter)

If you already bought the entire season of ‘Tales’  then this box of goodies is yours for only 14.95!

There is also some other nice Monkey Island merchandise available and if you make an order for $50 or more then shipping is free (through midnight PST on March 28th). Check out the Telltale store for the DVD, Deluxe Edition, a Voodoo Card Set, TMI Art Portfolio, TMI Buttons, TMI T-Shirt, and a TMI Drinking Vessel. Everything is pre-order and items are expected to ship in Spring 2010.

Go here to see pictures of it all and shop till you drop, I know I will 🙂

Posted in Tales of Monkey Island, Telltale Games

Tales of Monkey Island now also available for hip people

February 13th, 2010 by | 5 comments

The days that Mac owners have been crying, pulling out their hairs and banging their heads against their shiny hardware because they couldn’t play Tales of Monkey Island are over! Telltale have announced that they are releasing Mac ports of their games, beginning with Tales of Monkey Island! Join the revolution at this web location, where you can also vote for the Telltale game you’d like to see a Mac version of next.

In other news, our very own Junaid has created some marvellous Valentine’s Day cards, which have been featured on the Telltale Blog. Check them out!

Posted in Blog news, Tales of Monkey Island, Telltale Games