Devolver Digital announces a new Monkey Island game: Return to Monkey Island. Although the publisher isn’t showing much of the game yet, the company has announced that game developer Ron Gilbert will be working on Monkey Island again after years of absence from the franchise.
Return to Monkey Island will be released this year if it is up to publisher Devolver Digital. It will be the sixth installment in the Monkey Island series, which began in 1990 with The Secret of Monkey Island. The game was created by three developers: Ron Gilbert, Tim Schaeffer, and Dave Grossman. The last Monkey Island game, Tales of Monkey Island, was released in 2009. This game is no longer released under the LucasArts banner. Telltale Games took care of this title.
It is interesting that Ron Gilbert is working on this new part again, because he stopped working on the Monkey Island games after the second part. On April 1, 2022, he posted on his website private personal blog Announcing that he will be returning to work on Monkey Island, commenting that it was a joke. Now it turns out that he is already working on a new game. Dave Grossman is also working on the game.
Devolver Digital doesn’t release any details about what we can expect from the game. The trailer only shows a short animation that might reveal something about the game’s graphic style. Additionally, the studio will announce who will contribute to the title.