Telltale Games and LucasArts have announced that Rise of the Pirate God, the fifth and final episode in the Tales of Monkey Island series, is to be released for PC on December 8, 2009.

Has our piratey hero Guybrush Threepwood met an untimely end at the hands of his nemesis? There are many questions to be answered in the Tales of Monkey Island finale.

"He wanted what every young man wants - to loot, pillage, and sail the high seas in search of further looting and pillaging opportunities," said Dave Grossman, veteran Monkey Island game designer and writer. "It's a great tragedy to see such a productive life seemingly cut off prematurely. And I'm not just saying that because he owes me money."

In celebration of the impending release of episode 5, all four previous episodes can now be purchased individually, priced $8.95 at