Byte Sized: Monkey Island Returns
Yes, a Monkey Island sequel is actually happening!
On Monday, April 4, the gaming gods bestowed us with a surprise trailer for a brand-new Monkey Island sequel, Return to Monkey Island. Check it out:
Well then, there’s a lot to unpack here. And it all bodes well for us fans, even if we are left with some unanswered questions. Please note that Game & Word is (at least nominally) not a news site. I’m creating this post not because Return to Monkey Island is new, novel, or generating buzz. I’m doing so because I wrote an entire, three-part analysis on Monkey Island just a few weeks ago.
As such, I feel it’s relevant to talk about this new trailer—especially since it directly answers one of my analysis’ biggest unanswered questions: what will become of the Monkey Island franchise?
For the longest time, we didn’t know (thanks for the radio silence, Disney). But now, we know. And as such, we’ve got quite a bit more to talk about.
Shall we begin?