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Return to Monkey Island Launches on Android July 27

Guybrush chatting to a companion in Return to Monkey Island.

Good news, Guybrush Threepwood fans! Return to Monkey Island has an official Android release date, and it’s sooner than you may have hoped: July 27. Pre-registration is already up too, so you can head on over to Google Play to pledge your interest.

What’s Return to Monkey Island?

Return to Monkey Island is the latest entry in the long-running point and click adventure series by Ron Gilbert. It directly follows the events of The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, picking up in the aftermath of the latter.

Rather criminally, that means it ignores The Curse of Monkey Island’s existence. That’s, quite frankly, not on at all.

But, for those that didn’t play any of the Monkey Island games post two, it sees loveable hero Guybrush Threepwood once again join a cast of your favourite characters, like Elaine, Stan, and LeChuck.

It seems things have taken a turn for the worse, as Elaine has given up on governing, Guybrush is lost, and a new generation of pirate leaders have completely changed Melee Island. Perhaps not for the better.

The worst part is that Stan has been imprisoned. Maybe all of those marketing lies have finally caught up with him?

How Does it Play?

For those who’ve never played a Monkey Island game, they’re point and click adventures. Perhaps tap is more appropriate here?

Either way, you click/tap to move your character around a variety of environments, interacting with people and items to solve puzzles. In fact, that’s what makes the bulk of the gameplay in a point and click: puzzle-solving.

You can also explore a variety of locations, including Melee Island and its surroundings. These include Terror Island, which hopefully lives up to its name, and Brrr Muda. Say it out loud and you’ll get what they were going for.

Anything Else I Should Know?

Well, the original creator of the series, Ron Gilbert, only worked on the first two entries in the series. So, this marks a return for the legend.

Not only that, but everything has been jazzed up for a modern audience. The visuals are reminiscent of Cartoon Network, while the controls are still pointy and clicky but modernised.

You can learn more about Return to Monkey Island on the official site. Or, if you’re not interested at all, check out the best new Android games this week.

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