Monkey Island 2 Special Edition Launches TODAY

It’s a momentous day for us all. If you spent your piratey adolescence with Guybrush, LeChuck, Marty, Largo, and more monkeys than you can count, then today you’ll get to revisit your youth in re-rendered updated splendor. And if you’re new to Monkey Island, then this revamp of LeChuck’s Revenge is about the best introduction you could hope to come across – new music, new graphics, and yet scene-for-scene, line for line IDENTICAL to the low res pixelated original. Of course, you should probably play the first Monkey Island Special Edition before hitting this sequel, but know this – I’ve not yet played it, but already MI2:SE is the superior product for the following reasons:

  1. Bigger
  2. Longer
  3. LeChuck Zombie looks worlds better than LeChuck ghost did
  4. Guybrush’s hair is also much improved
  5. We finally get to hear Captain Dread speak in slick Jamaican
  6. We finally get to hear the tune for “I’d rather be a pirate on Scabb than a scab on a pirate…”

Don’t bother rushing to a store, because this game is only available online. But it’s available for just about everything: XBLA, PSN, Steam, iPhone and iPad.

Oh, you probably want a link, don’t you? www.monkeyislandspecialedition.com

Comments (4)

  1. Black Dog Nate

    HUZZAH!

  2. Red Beard

    I love the ending to this game!

  3. Bilge (Post author)

    Silly Red Beard – for those who know the secret, MI2 never *really* ends 🙂

  4. Capt. Thomas Foolery

    Glad you posted this. I never played Monkey Island when it came out in the 90s, but I see so much piratey love for it here that I downloaded the first game on the PS Network.

    Just one day later, and my wife now wants to restrict access to this website for me.

    Congrats, Bilge. You’re a bad influence!

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