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Attn. Adventure Gamers: Monkey Island is Back!

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The return of the new and old.

While adventure games are nowhere near as popular as they once were in the classic days of PC gaming, Telltale games have been keeping the tradition going alongside a new concept in games – episodic releases.

Combine old with new and this summer and we’ll be getting Monkey Island. Telltale games will be making five monthly episodes of Tales of Monkey Island for the PC and WiiWare, with the first one launching on July 7.

Check out the trailer below:

Tales Of Monkey Island Trailer

LucasArts isn’t just dumping Monkey Island on Telltale, but rather it is working on a game for fans of the series. Also hitting this summer will be Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, which faithfully recreates every scene from the original release from 1990, but gives it an optional layer of fresh paint. Players can switch back and forth from the new painted art and the original pixilated renditions.

Check out the making of video below:

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition "Making of" Video

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    Tindytim , June 5, 2009 12:19 AM
    HHHHHHHHHH

    *breathing heavily*

    Please tell me this isn't a joke, if you're messing with me, I'm going into a murderous rage.
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    anamaniac , June 5, 2009 12:44 AM
    Remaking a classic - Good.
    Doing a horrid job - Bad.

    Seriously, looks like a flash game...
    If you're remaking something, make it modern.
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    Tindytim , June 5, 2009 12:48 AM
    anamaniacSeriously, looks like a flash game...If you're remaking something, make it modern.

    I would disagree, it maybe in a vector format though, which would be smart if you want to support all resolutions (so in the future, you could play at resolutions much greater than what we have now, and it would still work great).
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    AdamB5000 , June 5, 2009 12:49 AM
    I loved the original.

    The only thing that appealed to me in that video was the music and his hot wife.
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    Spanky Deluxe , June 5, 2009 2:15 AM
    ZOMGZOMGZOMG!!!!!
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    Anonymous , June 5, 2009 2:20 AM
    This has actually taken them much longer to get to than it should have. This was revealed much earlier in the week, possibly even monday, but definately tuesday.
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    Herbert_HA , June 5, 2009 2:54 AM
    It's just so freaking awesome! Let's hope the give the genre another try.
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    Herbert_HA , June 5, 2009 2:54 AM
    It's just so freaking awesome! Let's hope the give the genre another try.
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    Master Exon , June 5, 2009 3:02 AM
    anamaniacRemaking a classic - Good.Doing a horrid job - Bad.Seriously, looks like a flash game...If you're remaking something, make it modern.

    What flash games are you playing? I want to play these flash games with GC/xbox/Wii level graphics.
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    dimar , June 5, 2009 4:09 AM
    Awesome. I really hope they support widescreens ratios and high resolutions.
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    zerapio , June 5, 2009 5:26 AM
    /me looks up at his Monkey Island game boxes

    Yup, I'm getting it. I LOVE adventure games.
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    tbq , June 5, 2009 6:50 AM
    What took so long?
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    mook33 , June 5, 2009 7:03 AM
    i'm very. very. excited about this. consoles like the wii -- and now the upcoming "control schemes" for consoles really give adventure gaming an opportunity to become a pop-culture thing.
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    Anonymous , June 5, 2009 7:27 AM
    Finally!!!!
    But will they answer the most important question??

    You know... How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? :D  :D  :D 
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    JeanLuc , June 5, 2009 8:37 AM
    I thought LucasArts has dropped the PC platform when they chose release that recent Star Wars game solely on the consoles.

    I loved the original Monkey Island game, I had it on the Amgia 1200 and I got to enjoy full 16 bit colour and an uncompromised music track. And since I big fan of the series I will be buying this game and the remake.

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    DjEaZy , June 5, 2009 10:02 AM
    ... nice to see a classic reanimated... more stuff like that would be nice... the refresh version of first five NFS, many games from Bullfrog, like Dungeon Keeper... games like Descent... Urban Asult from Microsoft, a mix of RTS and FPS... RoadRage?
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    Grims , June 5, 2009 1:25 PM
    Master ExonWhat flash games are you playing? I want to play these flash games with GC/xbox/Wii level graphics.



    www.quakelive.com
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    dravis12 , June 5, 2009 1:31 PM
    All I have to say is:

    You Fight Like A Dairy Farmer

    long live monkey island.
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    NoShot , June 5, 2009 2:04 PM
    @ dravis12

    How appropriate, you fight like a cow.

    Horribly cheesy insult sword fighting; now that's classic adventure gaming.
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    JMcEntegart , June 5, 2009 2:09 PM
    I heart this game so much. I'm really excited about this! and it comes out just a few days before my birthday, too. Agh, best birthday present ever!
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