Return to Monkey Island, the new sequel in the famous point ‘n click adventure series, will be released on the Nintendo Switch first when the game comes to consoles later this year.
As announced in today’s Nintendo Direct Mini, Ron Gilbert’s sequel to Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, will be coming to consoles starting with the Nintendo Switch. While no other platforms have been announced, we know at least that players who want to Return to Monkey Island on consoles can expect it on the Nintendo Switch first.
A direct sequel in the Monkey Island franchise, Return will take place after the events of LeChuck’s Revenge. Hero Guybrush Threepwood, as well as Elaine and Murray, are all set to return.
Writer-director Ron Gilbert, along with co-writer Dave Grossman and composers Michael Land, Michael McConnell, and Clint Bajakian are all set to return for the sequel.
Along with the returning cast, there will be some modern updates including an Easy Mode and Hint System. The classic point ‘n click format raised a generation of adventure game enthusiasts, but early game design was sometimes byzantine. The optional modes should help new players jump into the format with ease.
Be sure to check out our interview with Gilbert on how he returned to Monkey Island. And for more announcements from the Nintendo Direct Mini, check out IGN’s round-up here.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.