Return to Monkey Island: Release date, trailers, platforms & everything we know

Return to Monkey Island, the sixth iteration in the Monkey Island franchise, isn’t too far off, so here’s what we know about the new, quirky adventure game.

While April Fool’s announcements are a dime a dozen, Ron Gilbert, creator of the Monkey Island series, has followed through on an 8-year-old joke to announce the latest Monkey Island game.

The point-and-click adventure is a collaboration between Terrible Toybox, Devolver Digital, and Lucasfilm Games, and has seen fans begin to get hyped about the series rearing its pirate-y self-referential head once more.

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Stoking the flames of excitement is that Return to Monkey Island sees the creator Ron Gilbert back in the saddle as Director while co-writing the game with Dave Grossman for the first time since Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge was released way back in 1991.

From a release window to early story details, here’s everything we know.


Return to Monkey Island release date

Thanks to an update at Gamescom 2022, we now know that Return to Monkey Island is all ready to set sail on September 19, 2022.

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Return to Monkey Island trailers

Set only two months apart, we got two trailers for Return to Monkey Island, with the first one being a juicy teaser to whet the appetite.

Then, during a Mini Nintendo Direct on June 28, 2022, another trailer was dropped that gave a deeper look into the game, its story, and where all the characters are up to now.

The game’s official release date was announced with a special trailer shown off during Gamescom 2022.

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Return to Monkey Island platforms

It’s been officially confirmed that, for the time being anyway, Return to Monkey Island will only be setting foot on the Nintendo Switch and PC for now.

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Even though Monkey Island games have appeared on PlayStation and Xbox previously, this will apparently not be the case for Return to Monkey Island. There’s always a chance that the game will be ported in the future.

Return to Monkey Island story Details

Ron Gilbert has announced that this game will continue directly on from 1991’s Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge.

So we can expect to see Guybrush Threepwood, Elaine, and more, picking up right where they left off in their prime.

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Expect to see ‘gas leak’ levels of roasting of the games in the series made without Gilbert’s intervention. As well as the integration of certain prime choices from the games made since Gilbert and Grossman’s departure from the series.

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