Monkey Island 2 - Special Edition Announced

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Monkey Island 2 - Special Edition Announced

Postby Shir'le E. Illios » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:58 pm

Alright, so it isn't really a roleplaying game and pirates aren't exactly like drow (particularly not these ones), but I thought that this was something interesting anyway.

Last year's E3 gave us a very pleasant surprise when LucasArts announced that it was releasing a remake of the original Secret of Monkey Island, and one that truly stayed true to the original game. They just polished up the graphics to HD quality, added an orchestral music score, added full voice-over and a hint system. For the rest the game is still exactly the same as the old game; all the puzzles and characters and areas and jokes are all intact. Heck, you could even switch back-and-forth between the new version and the old one... at any moment.

And after that absolutely wonderful Special Edition now LucasArts have announced that they're releasing a similar remake of LeChuck's Revenge (the second Monkey Island game and often considered the best in the series) this summer.

This time around they'll again enhance the art, add orchestral music, add full voice-over (from the same cast) and have the same hints system. But they're adding a few more things as well. As I understand the plan is to have full voice-over will be maintained even when switching to the old version, they'll add direct control to your character (so you can use that instead of point-and-click... though why anyone would want to is beyond me), added an optional hint system that will highlight all the important objects in the area and add a developer commentary (it has not been confirmed whether this'll include original creators Ron Gilbert and Tim Shafer, though we can hope). Oh, and next to being released on PC and Xbox Live it'll also be released on Playstation Network (and on the iPhone and Mac).

I won't wuote all the news sources for this, but you can read the announcements at Eurogamer, at IGN, at GameSpot, at Kotaku and at The Escapist. In addition IGN also has a number of screenshots. What's interesting about those is that they've got both old and new version of each so that we can compare.

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Looking good; can't wait to play it. :)


[link] to announcement at Eurogamer.
[link] to announcement at IGN.
[link] to announcement at GameSpot.
[link] to announcement at Kotaku.
[link] to announcement at The Escapist.


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