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New trailer offers first hint at Return to Monkey Island's story

Added 06-28-22 12:10:07pm EST - “Sequel set "many years" later, will hit Switch and PC sometime in 2022.” - Arstechnica.com


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Arstechnica.com: “Return to Monkey Island trailer features an “adrift and unfulfilled” Guybrush”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

It is "many years" after Guybrush's last encounter with zombie pirate LeChuck, and "Guybrush himself is adrift and unfulfilled" as "Melee Island has taken a turn for the worse," according to the game's official website. Love interest Elaine Marley "has turned her focus away from governing," while a "hip, young" Captain Madison and his pirate crew "have shuffled the old guard from power." Manic salesman Stan, meanwhile, has been imprisoned for "marketing-related crimes," which you can learn more about in an interactive conversation on the game's website (something "non-fungible" may have played a role...).

All those characters and more show up in the trailer, which features signs of inter-ship cannon battles and plenty of sword fighting (no explicit signs of insults amid the sword fighting in the trailer, but we have to imagine we'll see some of that). Amid scenes depicting plenty of scrapes for Guybrush, there's also a brief hint that Elaine may be playable at some point in the game.

"Philosophically, the interface is designed to sort of focus more on empowering the player to do successful things and minimize the frustration," Grossman told us then. "Like [instead of] just random, canned responses, [characters] have good responses for everything."

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