Devolver Digital and Terrible Toybox have announced the official release date of the mobile version of “Return to Monkey Island”, a point-and-click adventure game that first launched for the Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam in 2022. The game will be available for iOS via the App Store and Android via the Google Play Store on July 27, 2023, and is available for pre-order and pre-registration, respectively.
“Return to Monkey Island” 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. The game features classic point-and-click gameplay, clever puzzles, and reactive dialog trees that allow players to explore the islands and dangerous seas. The game is created by the legendary Ron Gilbert, who returns as the series’ creator, and fans can expect to see the return of old favorites, including Guybrush Threepwood and Elaine Marley.
The game’s story follows Guybrush Threepwood, who is adrift and unfulfilled, having never found the Secret of Monkey Island. The island itself 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, and then take to the high seas and explore the new and unknown as you work your way out of tough predicaments.
The game’s key features include classic point-and-click swashbuckling, context-sensitive interactions, reactive dialog trees, and an easy-to-use inventory system. Players will 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. They will also venture out into uncharted lands like the aptly named Terror Island and the chilling outposts of Brrr Muda to make allies and enemies alike.
The mobile version of “Return to Monkey Island” will be available for about $10 and is a wonderful fit for the touchscreen. The game was quite well received on PC and console when it released last year, with praise specifically for its humor and its ability to capture the magic of and deliver fan service from the original two games. With the game’s release on mobile, fans of the series will now be able to enjoy the game on the go.
The Monkey Island games are no stranger to the mobile platform, with the Special Edition versions of both “The Secret of Monkey Island” and “Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge” as well as the episodic “Tales of Monkey Island” series from Telltale Games all arriving on mobile in the earlier years of the App Store’s existence. However, “Return to Monkey Island” marks the return of original series creator Ron Gilbert and his team, who had full creative control over the game’s story and gameplay. Overall, “Return to Monkey Island” is a must-play for fans of adventure games and the series in particular.
The mobile game will be released on July 27, 2023, for iOS and Android.
“Return to Monkey Island” is a point-and-click adventure game that continues the story of the classic adventure games “The Secret of Monkey Island” and “Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge”.
The game was created by Ron Gilbert, the original series creator.
The game features classic point-and-click gameplay, clever puzzles, reactive dialog trees, and an easy-to-use inventory system.
The game will be available for about $10.