Great news for Day of the Tentacle fans. If Monkey Island Special Edition, the LucasArts-developed remake of the classic point and click adventure, and Telltale Games’ upcoming brand new episodic Tales of Monkey Island, prove popular, a brand new episodic Day of the Tentacle game is “feasible”, Telltale has revealed.
At E309 LucasArts announced two Monkey Island releases: an Xbox LIVE Arcade and PC remake of the original Monkey Island and a brand new, five-part episodic series called Tales of Monkey Island, developed by Sam & Max and Wallace & Gromit developer Telltale Games.
Earlier this week, LucasArts Community Manager Brooks Brown told Screen Play that if fans wanted to see more classic LucasArts point-and-click adventure game remakes, then they should buy The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition in a few months time.
We thought we’d ask Telltale Games CEO Dan Connors if any classic LucasArts franchises were likely to receive the episodic Telltale treatment with brand new games. Here’s what he said:
“We’ll see. It all depends on how it goes. Hopefully it works out for both companies and it just is a no brainer to keep adding the franchises on.”
When asked if Day of the Tentacle was feasible, Connors replied: “I would say feasible is a good word.”
“To me I always think of the big three as, and maybe it’s just because of when I was playing and when I was first starting at LucasArts, I always think of Sam & Max, Day of the Tentacle and Monkey Island as the big three franchises," Connors told us. "Having access to Steve and access to Dave Grossman and everything else… I really love Day of the Tentacle.
“Although I wanted to do, and my ideas always get shot down, but I wanted to see, like a 32-year-old Hoagie, or Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne all grown up with jobs and what not. But we’ll see if that gets any traction.”
He added: “We’re certainly not there yet on it, and we’re just having a “wait and see” approach with Monkey. Hopefully everyone that plays the Special Edition and plays Tales really enjoy what the games bring, which is the great stories and characters of Guybrush and Elaine and LeChuck.”
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition is due out for XBLA and PC this summer. Tales of Monkey Island will unfold across five monthly episodes on PC and WiiWare, starting on July 7.
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