Something of the Thread: IWWH before Tales of Monkey Island?

March 27th, 2011 by | No comments

If you wondered about what happened between Escape and Tales too, this is the thread for you. Feel free to speculate to your heart’s content! Also, please welcome back CanadianWinter and the other lost sheep who have found their way back to the forums!

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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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Polly: Did the episodic approach work for TMI?

March 14th, 2011 by | 2 comments

55% agreed that Telltale should be in charge of the next Monkey Island game while LucasArts came second with 27%.

Continuing in that direction, did the episodic approach work for ‘Tales of Monkey Island’? Did you like a bit of MI each month or would you prefer one big game?

Polly: Did the episodic approach work for TMI?

  • Yes, I liked it being spread over five months (64%, 54 Votes)
  • No, I would prefer one big game (36%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 84

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Something of the Thread: Dear LucasArts…

March 6th, 2011 by | No comments

This week in Something of the Thread, I want to draw your attention to a letter to LucasArts that you can help write, asking them to make a new Monkey Island game, or to hand the rights to Telltale. The action started on the Telltale forums, and has now spread to our forums, thanks to SilverWolfPet. Additionally, angeldeb82 has made a game script for the first Tales chapter, and you can talk about the best bits in Escape from Monkey Island, or about the Monkey Island universe as a whole.

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Something of the Thread: Your favourite ‘Tales’ location

February 27th, 2011 by | 2 comments

What is location you loved most in Tales of Monkey Island? That’s the new question from HaydenWCE, and all the hip people are already answering it, so why aren’t you? Meanwhile, Hande recommends watching a comprehensive overview of adventure games on YouTube.

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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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Polly: What does your crystal ball say?

February 14th, 2011 by | 4 comments

38% have played MI2 4-6 times while an amazing 15% have played it more than 20 times!

On Thursday the 17th Telltale will announce five new games. Yes, 5! Can we hope that season two of ‘Tales of Monkey Island‘ is one of them? Do we dare hope? Is it possible we’ll have another Monkey Island game to look forward to? Does this dress make me look fat? What do you think, dear readers, will Telltale announce season two of TMI on Thursday?

Will Telltale announce season two of TMI on Thursday?

  • Yes! I'm ever so exited! (79%, 45 Votes)
  • No. They'll make us wait longer. (21%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 57

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Something of the Thread: Blast from the past

February 13th, 2011 by | 2 comments

Question-asker extraordinaire HaydenWCE is back with two new threads this week. He wants to know if you prefer your Monkey Island games episodic or full-length, and what you thought was the best cliffhanger in Tales of Monkey Island. And in a real blast from the past, this thread from 2004 saw the return of forum veterans piratebd and Natsicle. Be sure to stick around!

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