Special Edition Collection

July 8th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

CVG announced this and we’re passing on the cool news!

As you no doubt probably guessed, it’s a collection of all the Monkey Island HD Special Editions to date.

That includes Special Editions for The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s revenge. The collection will also feature never-before-seen bonus content from the LucasArts vault.

Included in the bonus content is environment and character concept art, remastered and re-recorded soundtracks for both games, plus storyboards and concept art from an Industrial Light & Magic exploration of a Monkey Island animated movie that was never released.

The Monkey Island Special Edition Collection will release on September 9 for PS3, 360 and PC in Europe.

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Secret of Monkey Island:SE on iTunes Store

February 14th, 2011 by | No comments

Awkwardly, we did not announce this last week. So…here it is:

Aspyr announced last week that The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is now available in Apple’s Mac App Store. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is Aspyr’s third Mac App Store release, with more to come.

I hope this makes some people happy. Slow news lately..hm… and according to Mixnmojo, Dominic Armato has been a bit late with the weekly columns on his blog. Could he be recording for TellTale’s ToMI 2? Let’s speculate! …it’s the least we can do.

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No Curse of Monkey Island: Special Edition

July 18th, 2010 by | 36 comments

Bill Tiller, lead background artist on The Curse of Monkey Island, tweeted this on July 17th:

“No CMI SE for me. Not sure there will even be one. Bummed.”

Apparently, Bill knows that LucasArts is not interested in making a Special Edition for Monkey Island 3 and, honestly, who can blame them? The graphics are holding out fine, the voice acting is top notch and the game really doesn’t seem to need a face-lift. Sure, you still need ScummVM to play it, sure it doesn’t support 16:9 monitors… but it’s still okay.

Pure speculation: wouldn’t it be cool if someone could convince the heads of LA to concentrate their efforts into making a NEW Monkey Island game? What do you think? Post a comment, don’t be shy!

(thanks to mixnmojo.com for the heads up)

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“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.

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Buy one MI game, get one free

June 24th, 2010 by | No comments

LucasArts are currently offering a great deal: if you pre-order the Monkey Island 2 special edition from Steam, you’ll get the special edition of The Secret of Monkey Island free, so you can give it away to a friend who hasn’t been able to experience the joys of Monkey Island yet! Or you could just keep it yourself, but you wouldn’t do that, now would you? No, of course not.

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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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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We like apples; Apple likes us

May 4th, 2010 by | No comments

In an alternate universe, there are billions of gamers slaving away at their computers, which all have a mysterious apple engraved on it. In our own universe, there are not nearly as many Mac gamers, but it’s still a hefty number.

As evidenced by the Apple Games site, they can also play Monkey Island games on their Apple computers, and since The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition has recently been added to the plethora of Mac games already out there, Apple decided to celebrate it with this article. Of special note is the last section, ‘Of Doom and Rubber Chickens’, in which such quality web sites as The World of Monkey Island, the Monkey Island Wiki, and this blog are mentioned.

That alone merits a read of the article. And if you are in possession of a Mac that is equipped with an Intel processor, you owe it to yourself to get this game from Aspyr (as well as Tales of Monkey Island for the Mac).

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Direct2Drive sale

November 18th, 2009 by | No comments

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If you’ve been debating whether you should get The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, Direct2Drive might have just the deal for you. Now you can get it for half the normal price, if you buy it in a bundle with several other classic LucasArts games.

There’s the “There’s Action, Adventure & Puzzles” bundle, which includes Lucidity and some classic point & click games, on sale for $ 24.95. If you want even more games, maybe you’re interested in the LucasArts Premier Pack, which has additional classics, such as Knights of the Old Republic, for $ 39.95. One thing though: these offers are only valid in the United States and Canada.

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The Monkey Island code

November 9th, 2009 by | 2 comments

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…because that computer game is most likely incomplete. As demonstrated by Adam Bormann, one of the designers on The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, there are some lines in the original SCUMM code of the game that didn’t show up in the final product. For an overview of the deleted and extended scenes, check out the LucasArts Workshop blog. The Secret™ isn’t revealed, but it’s an interesting peek behind the scenes nonetheless.

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First Chapter of ToMI – FREE for a whole day!

September 18th, 2009 by | 2 comments

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Those good guys at TellTale have done it again! Starting at midnight GMT on Saturday, September 19th (That’s 4pm on Friday, Pacific Time), you can get “Launch of the Screaming Narwhal”, the first chapter of Tales of Monkey Island, for FREE, as everybody celebrates International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Be sure to grab your Monkey Island game in time because the deal only lasts for 24 hours! During this time, you’ll also be able to get the full Monkey Island season for $29.95.

The generosity doesn’t stop here, as you can get The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition at half-price on Steam and Direct2Drive this weekend. Looks like everybody wants to spread the pirate-mania around the world. Have you started feeling more piratey all of a sudden?

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