This is clearly one of the nice surprises of the Nintendo Direct of this June 28, 2022, the gameplay trailer for Return To Monkey Island. We were also able to learn more about the temporary exclusivity.
We didn’t really expect it, unlike the rest, but the long-awaited Return To Monkey Island unveiled a first gameplay trailer during the Nintendo Direct. For the record, the title has been developed for a few years by the original creator of the license, namely Ron Gilbert in person. The man also fully assumes the bias of the artistic direction of this Return To Monket Island.
Guybrush Threepwood, fearless hero, leather jacket salesman and mighty pirate, will embark on a flamboyant new adventure across the Caribbean,
A clear ambition for Return to Monkey Island
Ron Gilbert said earlier this year:
I don’t want to put pressure on myself to try to make the game you want me to make. (…) If you let me do things, you will love the game. I promise you.
The man had indeed been quite touched by the critics because he really wants players to be able to trust him in his artistic choices. Which can be understood. As a reminder, the work belongs above all to its designer.
Developed by Terrible Toybox, Return to Monkey Island is slated for 2022 with no specific release date, but will initially be released only on PC (via Steam) and the Nintendo Switch console.