One of the main attractions of the Monkey Island 2 Special Edition has got to be the commentary from the guys who designed the game in the first place. Now LucasArts have released a video that teases us in that respect, in which you can see Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman, and Tim Schafer introduce themselves to the eager player of games and listener to commentary tracks.
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.
I can only assume every Monkey Island fan rushed to Telltale’s store to spend their hard-earned money on the pre-order of the ‘Tales of Monkey Island’ DVD and perhaps some additional swag. We’re interested in hearing what you got and why 🙂 I myself got the ‘Deluxe Edition’ and since I had bought the entire season of ‘Tales’ this lovely package was mine for only $14.99 😀
I wanted to get an order of $50 to get free shipping (an offer that was only available until March 28th). To make a bigger order I added the TMI T-Shirt and the TMI Drinking Vessel. I chose those two items because I feel I get a use out of them. The Vooodoo Card Set and Art Portfolio are gorgeous, but I’m afraid I would look at them once and then stick them one a shelve.
The T-Shirt I can use to unnecessarily cover my irresistible gamer-body while I drink various healthy protein shakes from the mug, or something to that effect. Besides who can resist the hilarious selling point of the mug; ‘Now when someone insults your mug, you can be certain they’re talking about your face!‘?
I look forward getting the items, but until then let me hear what you got. Throw your vote in the poll and give your thoughts in the comments.
Polly: What TMI swag did you get?
- I bought it all! (9%, 11 Votes)
- I bought enough to get free shipping. (28%, 34 Votes)
- I didn't already own TMI and I got the Deluxe Edition or DVD only. (2%, 3 Votes)
- I already owned TMI and got the 'Deluxe Edition' only. (21%, 26 Votes)
- I already owned TMI and got the DVD for $0 only. (27%, 33 Votes)
- I didn't buy anything. I'm boring. (12%, 14 Votes)
Total Voters: 121
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!