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09 September, 2015

Could We Ever See Another Monkey Island Game From Ron Gilbert?

Monkey Island creator, Ron Gilbert, addresses the burning question that die-hard Monkey Island fans have been asking for years.

This month we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Monkey Island series, and the introduction to all our lives of Guybrush Threepwood in The Secret of Monkey Island. Yep, the first game in the Monkey Island series was released all the way back in 1990. Ron Gilbert has already kicked things off in style by writing a retrospective piece over on and you can read about it here. We've also put together 25 Fun Facts to Celebrate Monkey Island's 25th Birthday, which is well worth checking out.

There was a rather tasty, though slightly depressing, morsel of information towards the end of his blog. Gilbert addresses the possibility of making another Monkey Island, stating that he always envisaged the game as a trilogy. Sadly, don’t get your hopes up. Gilbert acknowledges that Disney currently own the Monkey Island IP and has shown no desire to sell it. So unless we can badger Disney into parting with the IP, I don’t think we’ll be seeing another Gilbert-branded Monkey Island.

If you’re interested, Gilbert teasingly blogged a few years ago what he would do if he made another Monkey Island. The best we can hope for in the near future though is the Monkey Island-inspired adventure, Duke Grabowski, which has industry legend and LucasArts alumni Bill Tiller at the helm. You can check out the link below for more information on this project.

Also read: Introducing the Monkey Island Inspired, Duke Grabowski

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Stephen Mitchell

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