Posted on May 20, 2009, Eva Xbox 360 to Discover Secret of Monkey Island
It seems that gamers are on a course to rediscover the long lost Secret of Monkey Island on the Xbox 360. This classic LucasArts point and click adventure game has recently been rated by the The German USK rating board for the console. There’s no indication of what makes this a Special Edition. Hopefully it involves some kind of voice or enhanced sound track.
Most likely the Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition will be an XBL Arcade title but if we’re lucky it’ll be packaged for retail. Here’s an old TV spot from the Sega CD version.
This adventure, fraught with pirates and voodoo, follows the adventures of Guybrush Threepwood on his quest to become a pirate. The game has it’s own inventive combat system: insult sword fighting. Find your way to Monkey Island and save the love of your life Elaine from the dastardly pirate LeChuck.
If you’re impatient to experience this game, you can hunt up an old disc and download a SCUMM emulator for your PC. I’m hoping that there will be something special enough about the Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition to make it worth getting for the Xbox 360.
Thanks to Gaming Nexus for the heads up.