Return to Monkey Island artwork showing off the new visual style and logo

In a sudden announcement that came over thirty years after Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, Ron Gilbert popped up to reveal that there is a brand new follow-up in development! While the exact details are still few and far between, the recently revealed Return to Monkey Island will be a collaboration between Gilbert's Terrible Toybox and Lucasfilm Games.

It's also worth mentioning that even though Return to Monkey Island is a direct follow-up to Monkey Island 2, the team has gone to great lengths to ensure that the events of Monkey Island 3 (The Curse of Monkey Island) remain canon. Unsurprisingly, this also means that the good ol' Murray will make an appearance in Return to Monkey Island as well!

Speaking of appearance, the Return to Monkey Island team has just recently shared the very first gameplay preview showcasing a brand new art style for the series. Have a peek:

While I've seen a fair bit of disappointment over the art style, I must admit I don't share the notion. The visuals are definitely a departure from the original games, there's no denying that, but I find the focus on clean and simple lines to be quite charming. What I don't think anyone will argue about, however, is the music. It was great throughout the whole series, and so far it looks like it'll be just as awesome in Return to Monkey Island as well!

Whatever your thoughts on the matter may be, I'll make sure to let you know once the Return to Monkey Island releases another big preview, or perhaps just the launch date. Until then, you can learn a little bit more about it over at the official website. Enjoy!