Deal of the Week: May 17th, 2010

By zigs00, 8 years ago
This week's Deal of the Week sees a 50% reduction on the incredibly funny The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, down from 800 MSP to a total bargain of 400 MSP. As always, this offer is exclusive to Xbox Live Gold members.

Not only that, but this week also sees a price drop on two of the game's Avatar Marketplace items: the Cotton Swab, down from 160 to 80 MSP; and the LeChuck Pirate Hat, down from 80 to a mere 40 MSP. gives the following description of the game:
Pirates! Adventure! Monkeys! Relive the hilarious swashbuckling misadventures of the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood as he attempts to become the most infamous pirate in the Caribbean! Back by popular demand, The Secret of Monkey Island™: Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic pirate adventure game from LucasArts in gorgeous HD detail.

Featuring an all new re-imagined contemporary art style, hand-drawn and presented in 1080p, complete voice over by members of the original Monkey Island™ franchise cast, a re-mastered musical score using live instruments, plus scene-for scene-hot swap to seamlessly transition between Special Edition and Classic modes at anytime.
The following links are for the game and both Avatar items on the Marketplace, where you can purchase them via your PC and queue them up for download. For the game itself, click here:

For "The second biggest Cotton Swab you've ever seen," click here:

And finally, for "The captain's hat of an evil ghost pirate!" click here:

Don't forget: the Special Edition of game's sequel, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge is still scheduled for release on XBLA this summer!