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Return to Monkey Island Sails Onto iOS, Android on July 27th

Return to Monkey Island screenshot

Devolver Digital and developer Terrible Toybox have announced that Return to Monkey Island will release on iOS and Android on July 27th, with players able to pre-register now at their respective storefronts. Check out a snippet of the island-based adventure below!

Originally released in 2022, Return to Monkey Island acts as the long-awaited conclusion of the classic adventure game series preceded by The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge. Players take on the role of protagonist Guybrush Threepwood, askew and dissatisfied with the reality of his life, far removed from his younger years of mischievous mystery and glory. In this malaise, Threepwood must contend with his love life, the up-and-coming generation of pirates, and new adventures across dangerous waters. A deeper overview of what players might expect within Return to Monkey Island lies below, sourced from its official Steam page:

Return to Monkey Island is an unexpected, thrilling return of series creator Ron Gilbert that continues the story of the legendary adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games.

It’s been many years since Guybrush Threepwood was last locked in a battle of wits with his nemesis, the zombie pirate LeChuck. His true love, Elaine Marley, has turned her focus away from governing and Guybrush himself is adrift and unfulfilled, having never found the Secret of Monkey Island. Hip, young pirate leaders led by Captain Madison have shuffled the old guard from power, Melee Island has taken a turn for the worse, and famed businessman Stan has been imprisoned for ‘marketing-related crimes’.

Banter with old friends and new faces on familiar islands now under dangerous new leadership. Then, take to the high seas and explore the new and unknown as you work your way out of tough predicaments. Clever puzzles, bizarre situations, and devastating ripostes are all that stand between Guybrush and glory.

Return to Point & Click Swashbuckling

Bringing classic point and click gameplay to the modern-day, intrepid pirates will solve puzzles and explore the islands with a clever evolution of classic adventure game controls. Context-sensitive interactions, reactive dialog trees, and an easy-to-use inventory system make pirating a breeze.

Embark on Archipelago Adventures

Navigate the sometimes-friendly confines of Melee Island, a familiar place that finds itself under new management by leaders who have put the squeeze on old friends and new faces. Venture out into uncharted lands like the aptly named Terror Island and the chilling outposts of Brrr Muda to make allies and enemies alike.

Created by a Legendary Crew

The new chapter in the Monkey Island series marks the return of the iconic series’ creator Ron Gilbert, joined by game co-writer Dave Grossman, art director Rex Crowle (Knights & Bikes, Tearaway) and composers Peter McConnell, Michael Land, and Clint Bajakian (Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge).

Return to Monkey Island Screenshots

If you’re curious about what we here at RPGFan thought of Return to Monkey Island, feel free to check out our review penned by Jonathan Logan. Return to Monkey Island is available now for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, macOS, and PC via GOG and Steam.

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Source: Gematsu

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Trent Argirov

Trent Argirov

Trent is a news editor for RPGFan. If not writing news or lending a voice to the odd podcast, he can be seen, in the Australian wild, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, working on various manuscripts, and keeping the occasional wandering cat company. His video game backlog stretches far and wide, and sources swear he's slowly working on it, one day at a time.

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