The fact that this blog features a news post -and one that actually feels quite fresh too- should come as more of a shock than Lucasarts announcing its special edition of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge and calling it Monkey Island 2: Special Edition. The creatively named game will apparently appear on the PC, Xbox 360, PS3, iPod and iPhone sometime during summer 2010, and -like its predecessor- will most probably be a download only affair.
Also like its succesful predecessor (Monkey Island: Special Edition if you haven't figured that out yet) MI2:SE will feature a reworked orchestral soundtrack, complete voice over with the series' classic cast, interesting new graphics, the mandatory and still gorgeous classic mode in all its 256 SVGA glory, an alternative control scheme and a (revamped) built-in hint system. Impressively, Lucasarts seems to have actually taken fan criticism into account and will finally be providing the voice over option in both the classic and special edition modes!
What's more, a selection of glorious extras are being promised, with the in-game commentary by the game's creators (hoorah!) and the promise of never before seen concept art being absolutely mouth watering. And I quite like the new art style too! Even the new Guybrush looks fine and proper, though -to be frank- they shouldn't have tempered with Steve Purcell's amazing box cover.Related @ Gnome's Lair: