Telltale's Tales of Monkey Island brings the adventures of pirate Guybrush Threepwood into a new era with an explosive storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled during the course of the five-episode saga. While battling his nemesis, the evil pirate LeChuck, Guybrush accidentally unleashes an insidious voodoo pox that threatens to transform the buccaneers of the Caribbean into unruly pirate monsters. Players will experience the humor, romance, and swashbuckling action the Monkey Island games are famous for and unravel an insidious plot which is revealed across the course of the series.
Telltale Games and LucasArts today are reporting the purported demise of Guybrush Threepwood, one of gaming's greatest heroes and the Caribbean's mightiest pirates.
Details are sketchy and authorities have not named any suspects, but unconfirmed reports suggest that the recently reformed pirate LeChuck may somehow be involved. Investigators have not been able to locate the former demon pirate, or Threepwood's wife Elaine Marley-Threepwood, for questioning.
As the chronicler of Threepwood's recent exploits in Tales of Monkey Island, Telltale Games assures the masses that answers to many vexing questions will be revealed in the grand finale episode, Rise of the Pirate God, which releases on Tuesday, December 8
During his eventful lifetime, Guybrush stepped in as the Caribbean's savior on many occasions, vanquishing his arch-rival LeChuck (in ghost, zombie and demon form) countless times. However, it was his uncanny ability to hold his breath for 10 minutes straight that truly set him apart from his pirate peers.
"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 honor of Threepwood's heroic and adventurous life, Telltale is now offering the first four episodes of Tales of Monkey Island for individual purchase, each at $8.95 USD each.
- A five-part saga with an intriguing storyline that becomes deeper and more entangled as it unfolds
- Series favorites Guybrush, LeChuck, Elaine, and the Voodoo Lady are joined by a new cast of characters
- Monthly episode releases on WiiWare and PC (www.telltalegames.com)
- Streamlined adventure gameplay with all the humor, romance, and swashbuckling excitement that made the franchise famous
Tales of Monkey Island Ep.1 and 2 are currently available as digital download on PC and Wiiware, with Ep4 scheduled for release on Oct 30, 2009 (Wiiware versions shortly thereafter).
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