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Return to Monkey Island will be the “conclusion” of the series

The Monkey Island franchise is a retro classic, personifying much of the early 90s era in which it was first released. Ahead of the upcoming sequel ‘Return to Monkey Island’ the team seemingly revealed that it will be the final game in the franchise.

The Monkey Island franchise saw its humble beginnings in 1990, when game director Ron Gilbert collaborated with now industry veterans Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman to create a unique and memorable adventure title in the form of The Secret of Monkey Island.

Since then, multiple games were released in the series, however few managed to stand up to the legacy of the original game. It was therefore both surprising and interesting to see Ron Gilbert return 30 years later for the upcoming sequel to 1991’s Monkey Island 2 – Return to Monkey Island. It seems his return is a one-time affair however, with the official website for the upcoming title (as reported by NintendoLife) stating:

“The exciting conclusion to the Monkey Island series marks the return of the iconic series’ creator Ron Gilbert, joined by game co-writer/designer Dave Grossman, art director Rex Crowle (Knights & Bikes, Tearaway) and composers Peter McConnell, Michael Land, and Clint Bajakian (Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge).”

Of course, the most notable excerpt of this statement can be seen right at the beginning, when it is claimed that Return to Monkey Island is ‘the exciting conclusion’ to the series. It isn’t often that a game franchise is given a conclusion more than 3 decades after the last mainline canon title. Though it may be bitter sweet for fans, it is nice nonetheless to see that we are getting one more Monkey Island game from the game’s original creator.

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