Lucasfilm teasing new Maniac Mansion sequel after Monkey Island success

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It seems like the Day of the Tentacle could come once more, as Monkey Island’s exec producer teases a sequel to the very first Lucasfilm adventure.

It would’ve been easy to think about that the return of Lucasfilm Games would’ve merely meant a brand new wave of Star Wars tie-ins, but that’s not how it’s been in any respect. Not only have they commissioned Return To Monkey Island and a new Indiana Jones sport however they’ve even brought again extra obscure titles like Zombies Ate My Neighbors.

Long earlier than they ever began making Star Wars video games, the writer was well-known for a quantity of traditional titles that had nothing to do with the sci-fi franchise. In the 8-bit era they experimented with all types of different genres, before 1987’s Maniac Mansion (and to a lesser degree 1986’s Labyrinth) established their aptitude for point ‘n’ click graphic adventures.

They invented the fashionable type of the genre, quickly overtaking Sierra’s old-fashioned text-based hybrids, and churning out classics including not simply the Monkey Island video games but additionally the likes of Loom, Sam & Max Hit The Road, Full Throttle, and two Indiana Jones titles.

Maniac Mansion obtained a sequel called Day Of The Tentacle in 1993 (which additionally incorporates a game-within-a-game model of the original) that is nonetheless thought-about considered one of their very best, and now it seems there may be a 3rd sport.

Lucasfilm Games government producer Craig Derrick, who has been making an attempt to get Return To Monkey Island made for years, wrote an impassioned thank you to fans and critics for the optimistic response to the new sport.

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It’s all endearingly emotional however the Twitter thread ends with the following (not very) delicate trace at a new sport: ‘I’ll be standing by when it’s time to go BACK TO THE MANSION!’

As apparent as it is, as to what he’s getting at, this hopefully means that the commerical response to Return To Monkey Island has additionally been optimistic, permitting Lucasfilm to delve ever deeper into their again catalogue.

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