Return to Monkey Island has more news to share, less than two months after its surprise announcement. The game was confirmed for the Nintendo Switch today as part of a Nintendo Direct. The sequel to the iconic adventure series launches exclusively on Switch, alongside PC.
While today’s trailer offers plenty of gameplay, it sadly doesn’t confirm a release date, other than reaffirming its goal of 2022.
Return to Monkey Island was announced on April Fools’ Day by creator Ron Gilbert. The game has been in development for two years at Gilbert’s Terrible Toybox studio. The story takes place after the events of Monkey Island 2.
Gilbert will bring back much of the original creative team, including songwriters Michael Land, Clint Bajakian, and Peter McConnel. Guybrush Threepwood’s original voice actor, Dominic Armato, is also on board. The return to Monkey Island looks like a, well, return to that original style in every way, just with modern visuals.