Monkey Island Series Lands Anthology Box Set, Coming October 2020
The Monkey Island series is swinging back to PC to celebrate its 30th anniversary, specifically in a new physical anthology with Limited Run Games.
Few series are as synonymous with a genre as the Monkey Island series is with point-and-click adventure games. And while the series slowly approaches its 30th anniversary, Limited Run Games and Lucasfilm Games has revealed that the legendary series will be getting a ‘franchise-spanning anthology box’ on PC.
Revealed as one of the end-cap announcements of the LRG3 live stream earlier today. According to the image used in the conference (and the tweet from Limited Run) we can expect the following games to make it into the anthology pack:
- The Secret of Monkey Island (and Special Edition version)
- Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge: Special Edition
- The Curse of Monkey Island
You can see the Tweet from Limited Run Games, below:
This fall, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the historic Monkey Island series, we’ll be releasing an elaborate, franchise-spanning anthology box set for Monkey Island. More details will be announced as we near our planned release date in October. #LRG3 pic.twitter.com/cspSOXm3Ux
— Limited Run @ LRG3: TODAY at 3pm ET (@LimitedRunGames) July 8, 2020
It’s worth noting that this isn’t necessarily every game in the franchise. Notably missing from the list is Escape from Monkey Island (2000) and Telltale Games’ iteration. On the other hand, we don’t know that this is the final list — according to the announcement, more details about the anthology will be revealed as we get closer to the October 2020 anniversary. And hopefully, we will be getting some physical souveniers with this as well.
If you missed LRG3 2020, you can catch the entire showcase below — or check out our full breakdown of all the new announcements:
With a series as old as this, Monkey Island news tends to be few and far between. Last we heard of an official boxed release, it was all the way back in 2010 — specifically for Europe and Australia. When Disney eventually bought Lucasfilm Games in 2016 in a broader merger, the series creator Ron Gilbert made a plea to the corporation to sell him back his intellectual property:
Dear @Disney, now that you're not making games, please sell me my Monkey Island and Mansion Mansion IP. I'll pay real actual money for them.
— Ron Gilbert (@grumpygamer) May 23, 2016
The Monkey Island Anthology is expected to release physically on PC in October 2020; it’s also unclear whether this will be similarly heading to other platforms. We will let you know as more information becomes available, but keep your eyes peeled on Limited Run Games page for new announcements.