With the re-launch of Lucasfilm Games, an old classic comes up with a new game after the Star Wars projects. Return to Monkey Island, which caused a great stir on fans and players who love the genre with its announcement made in the past days, appeared with the first screenshots. Ron Gilbert also made some new statements about the game.
When we look at the first screenshots published for Return to Monkey Island, which is announced to adopt a modern drawing style, we can get some clues about this drawing style, even though we do not encounter many details. On the other hand, some places where the game will take place are also shared in these screenshots. Ron Gilbert’s statement at the beginning of the game is as follows:
Return to Monkey Island First Screenshots Released
“There is pointing and clicking. That is true. [laughs] Interface-wise, this one does other things, you know—[we’re] having fun and advancing things. It’s obviously not the seven- or nine-verb interface from Thimbleweed or back in the day. We did a lot of playing around when Delores came out, with interface and stuff, and we just kept looking and evolving. An important part of this, in some ways, is keeping and evolving the genre. Not letting it get static, saying, “Well, that’s what we did thirty years ago, so that’s exactly how we’re going to do it these days.” In some ways, that was Thimbleweed Park. So this game, we really have looked at things we can do that are going to be different and better and more streamlined, and Dave and I spent a lot of time looking at the interface going, “What is important to people? What are people trying to do?” I don’t want to say exactly what we did yet, but it is definitely a really fun evolution of the interface.”.
You can see the screenshots for Return to Monkey Island below. Stay tuned and enjoy.