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Return to Monkey Island

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Return to Monkey Island is out and you can buy it on the below platforms. A Linux version is expected on Steam soon after launch.

Known Facts

Below you can find a list of a few interesting facts about the new game based on interviews and tweets by Ron Gilbert and other people working on the game:

  • The game was released on September 19, The International Talk Like a Pirate day, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST. (Source)
  • The game was secretly in development for two years. (Source)
  • Return to Monkey Island starts where Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge left off - in an amusement park. (Source)
  • The Monkey Island games after Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge are still canon. (Source)
  • Murray is in the game and has a big role. (Source)
  • The game engine was created by Ron Gilbert and the scripting language is called Dinky. (Source)
  • Noah Falstein, known for designing the Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, did an early testing of Return to Monkey Island. (Source)
  • The game is also playable via a controller. (Source)
  • Return to Monkey Island features a built-in hint system. (Source)
  • The game has an easy mode called "Casual mode". (Source)
  • The music by Michael Land, Peter McConnell, and Clint Bajakian is interactive and recorded live. (Source)
  • The game has 14,000 lines of dialog, 34 actors and use 3 studios. For camparison, The Curse of Monkey Island has 8.357 lines of dialog. (Source)
  • The voice recordings were finished by Jun 14, 2022. (Source)
  • James Earl Boen declined to return as the voice of LeChuck as he is now retired. However, he gave his blessing to recast the role. (Source)
  • The game has been confirmed for Windows, macOS and Nintendo Switch (for now). (Source)
  • The first part of the game (Part I) was called A Friendly Place. (Source)
  • The game only has English voice over, but does include subtitles in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish (Spain), Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Portuguese (Brazil). (Source)
  • The characters lip sync is done using Rhubarb Lip Sync. (Source)
  • A physical release is expected at some point after the official launch on September 19. (Source)

Videos

Return to Monkey Island teaser thumbnail
Teaser published on April 4, 2022
Return to Monkey Island trailer thumbnail
Trailer published on June 22, 2022
Part I screen of Return to Monkey Island
"Part I" screen published on July 11, 2022
In-game footage of Return to Monkey Island
In-game footage published on July 18, 2022
In-game footage of Return to Monkey Island
In-game footage published on July 25, 2022
In-game footage of Return to Monkey Island
In-game footage published on August 1, 2022
In-game footage of Return to Monkey Island
In-game footage published on August 8, 2022
In-game footage of Return to Monkey Island
In-game footage published on August 15, 2022
In-game footage of Return to Monkey Island
In-game footage published on August 22, 2022
Release date announcement for Return to Monkey Island
Release date announcement trailer published on August 23, 2022
In-game footage of Return to Monkey Island
In-game footage published on August 29, 2022
In-game footage of Return to Monkey Island
In-game footage published on September 5, 2022
Scrapbook announcement for Return to Monkey Island
Scrapbook announcement published on September 9, 2022
In-game footage of Return to Monkey Island
In-game footage published on September 12, 2022
Official trailer for Return to Monkey Island launch
Official launch trailer

Voice Cast

Guybrush Threepwood Dominic Armato
Elaine Marley Alexandra Boyd
LeChuck Jess Harnell
Murray Denny Delk
Madison Alix Wilton
Lila Annie Q
Trent LeQuan Bennet
Wally Neil Ross
Stan Gavin Hammon
Voodoo Lady Leilani Jones
Carla Leilani Jones
Fishmonger Adam Grimes
Boybrush Ava Hauser
Ned Brandon McInnis
Widey Bones Cherise Boothe
Iron Rose Cherise Boothe
Chuckie Cherise Boothe
Dee Courtney Lin
Fishmonger Erik Braa
Gullet JB Blanc
Queen Odina JB Blanc
Flambe Jim Pirri
Conrad Lee Kenny Yates
Quarentined Pirate Liam O'Brien
Cobb Matt Mercer
Putra Melissa Medina
Bob Rob Paulsen
Lookout Rob Paulsen
Judge Planke Rogelio Ramos
Quarentined Pirate Sam Riegel
Yasmine Tazi Sara Amini
Locke Smith Sarah Hollis
Ice Quarry Guard Shaun Conde
Flair Gorey Sumalee Montano
Herman Toothrot Wally Wingert
The Cook Yuri Lowenthal
Vendor Yuri Lowenthal

Game Credits

Designed & Written by Ron Gilbert
Designed & Writgdn by Dave Grossman
Art Director Rex Crowle
Artist Zoé Nguyen Thanh
Artist Rhonda Conley
Artist Dev Madan
Artist Sarah Thomas
Animator Chris Gortz
Animator Cody Hann
Animator Tamsin Nunley
Animator Fabiano Caputo
Storyboard Artist Sarah Thomas
Music by Michael Land
Music by Peter McConnell
Music by Clint Bajakian
Music implementation by Jared Emerson-Johnson
Lead game programmer David Fox
Game Programmer & Writer Leigh Graner
Game Programmer Kenny Sun
Game Programmer & Lead tester Robert Megone
Producer Jenn Sandercock
Associate producer Tina Lu
Sound designer Elise Kates
Ambient sound designer Andy Martin
Senior tester Katerina Bergerova
Tester Kelly Simon
Tester Paulo Trindade
Tester Matthew Mortimer
Tester Jet Stormont
Tester Tiffany Jackson
Casting & voice direction Khris Brown
Spanish Translator Concha Fernandez
Italian Translator Carlo De Rensis
Italian Translator Cristiano Caliendo
German Translator Marcel Weyers
French Translator Christophe Pallarès
Russian Translator Alexander Preymak
Russian Translator Arina Bedrina
Portuguese (Brazil) Translator Rômulo Wehling