Devolver Digital has announced the release date of Back to Monkey Island. The new point-and-click franchise game will be available on Switch and PC on September 19 and will be subtitled in Portuguese.
Return to Monkey Island is described as follows on their Steam page:
Return to Monkey Island marks the unexpected and thrilling return of series creator Ron Gilbert, continuing the story of legendary adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, developed in conjunction with Lucasfilm Games.
Many years have passed since the last confrontation between Guybrush Threepwood and his nemesis, zombie pirate LeChuck. Elaine Marley, the love of his life, is no longer interested in ruling and Guybrush is lost and dissatisfied, having never found the secret of Monkey Island. Young and modern pirate leaders under Captain Madison drove the old guard from power, which made Sopapo Island worse, and famous businessman Stan was arrested for “marketing crimes”.
Chat with old and new friends on familiar islands, now under the control of dangerous new rulers. Venture out to sea and explore the unknown while trying to escape difficult situations. Tricky puzzles, bizarre situations and devastating blows will stand between Guybrush and glory.
Back to point-and-click hacking
Bringing classic point-and-click gameplay to the modern world, fearless pirates will solve puzzles and explore islands using a clever evolution of classic adventure game controls. Contextual interactions, a responsive dialog tree, and an intuitive inventory system will make hacking a walk in the park.
Embark on adventures in the archipelago
Navigate the far reaches of the not-always-welcoming island of Sopapo, a familiar place now under new management that provides work for old and new friends alike. Brave uncharted lands, such as the aptly named Isle of Terror and the freezing locations of Brrr Muda, to make new allies and enemies.
Created by a legendary team
The incredible conclusion to the Monkey Island series marks the iconic return of its creator, Ron Gilbert, joined by game co-writer Dave Grossman, art director Rex Crowle (Knights & Bikes, Tearaway) and songwriters Peter McConnell , Michael Land and Clint Bajakian. (Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge).
Source: Devolver Digital (press release)