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Downloadable episodic adventure game Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal, released earlier this month on PC and this week on WiiWare, is developer Telltale’s “best performing title” to date.

The success of the game, episode one of a brand new five part episodic Monkey Island adventure series, even exceeded Telltale’s expectations.

The series as a whole is available to pre-purchase for $34.95, with each episode downloading to your computer as it’s released. On Wii the first episode is available to download through the Wii Shop Channel for 1000 Wii Points.

Speaking to VideoGamer.com in a phone interview last night, Dan Connors, Telltale
chief executive officer, director and founder, said: “It was a great launch for us. We’re really happy with it. I think it even exceeded our expectations.

“It’s been pretty shocking how much love there is still out there for the Monkey Island series. It seems like a generational thing as well.”

While Connors was unable to divulge sales figures, he said Tales of Monkey Island was “our strongest performing franchise to date”.

“Unfortunately I can’t get into the specific numbers,” he said. “But I would definitely say it’s our strongest performing franchise to date. We’re pretty excited. It was number one on Steam for a few days. It did really well. It’s been our best performing title from our side as well.”

Tales of Monkey Island's success beats Telltale's other episodic franchises, Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, Sam & Max and Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People.

To discover what we thought of Launch of the Screaming Narwhal, head over to our Tales of Monkey Island game page.

Chapter 2, The Siege of Spinner Cay, is due out next month.

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rbevanx's Avatar


Yeah I'm glad it did well, its such a good game and hopefully they will re-release others like The Dig.
Posted 14:10 on 30 July 2009
Kiroquai's Avatar


I thought it was pretty decent really - a good starting point for the series with a pretty good mix of puzzles. Not surprised it performed well given how highly Monkey Island is thought of (by people like meeee) - hopefully this will cement more games in the future after this series is done.

On another note, let's also hope there's a remake of Monkey Island 2 in the works.
Posted 09:59 on 30 July 2009

Game Stats

Release Date: 07/07/2009
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: LucasArts
Genre: Adventure
No. Players: One
Rating: TBC
Site Rank: 18,719 15
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