Return to Monkey Island official artwork and logo

[Update #2]: It's time to get excited as Return to Monkey Island will be launching on September 19th, 2022!

[Update]: Return to Monkey Island's first preview shows off a new art style and some excellent music.

Over thirty years have gone by since Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, so you can imagine my surprise when Ron Gilbert, one of the original creators, popped up to announce a brand new follow-up is currently in development! The exact details are still few and far between, but the freshly announced Return to Monkey Island will be a collaboration between Gilbert's Terrible Toybox and Lucasfilm Games.

While Return to Monkey Island will be a follow-up to Monkey Island 2, Ron Gilbert has quickly clarified that the team has gone to great lengths to ensure that Monkey Island 3 (The Curse of Monkey Island) will not go out of canon. Not only that, but Murray will also be making an appearance in Return to Monkey Island!

You can get a peek at what he looks like, as well as what sort of style Return to Monkey Island is going for, through the recently posted teaser trailer. Have a peek:

No concrete release date has been given just yet either, but you can expect Return to Monkey Island to arrive at some point in 2022. Once we get some actual information, and hopefully a gameplay trailer as well, I'll make sure to let you know.

Until then, you can keep an eye on Return to Monkey Island over at the official website.