LucasArts and Telltale Games have joined forces to resurrect the Monkey Island series with two new projects. Telltale games will release a brand new Tales of Monkey Island series with episodic games over five months for PC and WiiWare starting with the first episode on July 7. After that later in summer, LucasArts will release The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition that will be a complete rework of original series with updated graphics, musical score and the addition of voiceovers.

One Guybrush and the bottle of Rum... we all know how that song started, right matey?!?
One Guybrush and the bottle of Rum… we all know how that song started, right matey?!?

With the infamous disbanding of LucasArts adventure game team which was one of the bigger SNAFUs of the company (considering that their adventure games were far better than all LucasArts Star Wars games combined) things were looking quite grim for fans of funny cartoony adventure games. Luckily Telltale Games picked up the ball and today thanks to their Sam & Max, Wallace & Gromit, StrongBads and other games are leaders in department of entertaining adventure games. Thanks to their deal with LucasArts they are getting another great IP to base games on and the players will see the return of Guybrush Threepwood, Elaine and LeChuck.

Where's that treasure? I want to enjoy it while I still live! Oh wait... ok, where's that treasure? I want to enjoy it while I am a zombie!
Where’s that treasure? I want to enjoy it while I still live! Oh wait… ok, where’s that treasure? I want to enjoy it while I am a zombie!

Prior to first episode launch Telltale Games is taking orders for special PC pre-order that expires July 6. Those who take advantage of this offer will receive a Collector’s DVD at the end of the season. A special, limited edition cover painted by Steve Purcell Included. They will also receive a free Telltale game and access to the "Private Pirates Club", a hidden area of their forum where Tales of Monkey Island team will be sharing behind the scenes info. The game can be pre-ordered from the official The Monkey Island landing page, now located at Telltale Games website.

Better prepare your eye patch, hook and peg leg and start stashing that grog because in four weeks Monkey Island is coming back.YAR HAR HAR!!!