Brooks Brown of LucasArts has revealed that if the HD resurrection of Monkey Island proves "there's interest and this market is alive", then more will likely follow.
The team have "remastered" the old MIDI tracks with "brand new instruments" in the Monkey Island remake, it has all new "hand-drawn HD graphics". It's a "full talkie" experience too.
"If this sells, there's no one at this company who doesn't want to do these games," Brooks tells in an interview. "It's a matter of showing that there's interest and this market is alive and get people as excited as possible about Monkey Island Special Edition to show that these things can make it."
Monkey Island Special Edition is releasing as a digital download for PC and Xbox 360, alongside Telltale's new Monkey Island game.
"LucasArts is really proud to be bringing it back after a 10 year hiatus," he said. "It's been 20 years since the first game, we're really excited to be coming back."
"As you can imagine, the reimagining is essentially the original game remastered with all new hand-drawn HD graphics, and also it's no longer MIDI tracks, we've remastered those with brand new instruments recorded in our studio."
"And of course full voice work, so finally you'll be able to hear this game as a full talkie, like we all wanted back in the day. We brought all of the actors from the Curse of Monkey Island, who we now all identify with, Dominic Armato as Guybrush, Earl Boen as LeChuck, we have all of those throughout the game playing their characters, plus a few other great voice actors who have really made the characters special."
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