Return to Monkey Island

About Return to Monkey Island

Return to Monkey Island is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Terrible Toybox and published by Devolver Digital. The sixth Monkey Island game, it was released on September 19, 2022 on macOS, Nintendo Switch, and Windows, with a Linux release impending. It is the first Monkey Island game by the series’ creator, Ron Gilbert, since Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (1991).

Gilbert worked on the first two Monkey Island games before leaving the development company, LucasArts, in 1992. Further installments were developed by LucasArts and Telltale Games without him. The Walt Disney Company acquired the rights to Monkey Island when it purchased Lucasfilm in 2012; in 2019, Gilbert negotiated to create a new Monkey Island with the designer Dave Grossman, who had worked on the first two games. The sixth game was formally announced in April 2022.

While the plot of Return to Monkey Island begins “right at the end” of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, the games following Monkey Island 2 remain canonical. Dominic Armato reprised his role as the protagonist, Guybrush Threepwood. The game received positive reviews from critics.

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