Return to Monkey Island will be released next month

A Return to Monkey Island release date has been confirmed.

In a new trailer shown during the opening presentation of Gamescom’s Opening Night Live, it was confirmed that the game will be released on September 19.

Players can pre-order the game now. And get free horse armor with pre-order (an obvious joke reference to the first notable cosmetic DLC released for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion).

“Please note that horse armor has no practical use in the game and will not contribute in any way to the gameplay, puzzles, or narrative of Return to Monkey Island,” the trailer jokes.

Return to Monkey Island – Trailer Release Date

Return to Monkey Island, announced in April, is a follow-up to the popular adventure game series led by original writer and director Ron Gilbert.

The game is made by Gilbert’s Terrible Toybox studio in collaboration with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games.

The game’s first trailer confirmed that Dave Grossman, co-writer and programmer on the original Monkey Island games, will also be returning, along with composers Michael Land, Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian, and Dominic Armato as the voice of Guybrush.

However, Gilbert has since said he will no longer post about Return to Monkey Island online, due to what he called “personal attack comments”.

The developer has received criticism from some fans for changing the art style between the classic Monkey Island titles and its upcoming sequel, criticism it previously described as “sad.”

In June, Gilbert claimed in his personal blog that negativity had become too much for him, and that he would be closing comments and no longer sharing about the game.

“I’m shutting down comments. People are just mean and I should delete personal offensive comments.”

“It’s a great match and everyone on the team is very proud of it. Play it or not but don’t spoil it for anyone else. I won’t post more about the game. The joy of being involved has taken me away.”