Today LucasArts have announced that this September will see the release of Monkey Island Special Edition Collection
. Despite the unimaginative and somewhat breath-taking title, it's important to note this will, for the first time ever, combine The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
into a single retail bundle.
In addition to the two titles, there will 'never-before-seen bonus content from the LucasArts vault' for fans to enjoy and discover:
Monkey Island Special Edition Collection will also include never-before seen content including environment and character concept art from both the Special Edition versions of both games. Music fans can also tap their toes along to the remastered and re-recorded soundtracks for both games. And most exciting, players will also receive storyboards and concept art from an Industrial Light & Magic exploration of a Monkey Island™ animated movie that was never released.
I suspect this will be a day one purchase for the many Monkey Island
fanatics out there, and a good excuse to relive the adventures of Guybrush Threepwood for the umpteenth time.
The package will be available from September 9th in the EU only.