Return to Monkey Island shows off a bold new look in its debut gameplay trailer

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Return to Monkey Island shows off a bold new look in its debut gameplay trailer

It was big news when Return to Monkey Island (opens in new tab) was announced in April, helmed by original Monkey Island co-conspirators Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman. Now, thanks to a trailer revealed during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, it’s time to get our first look at some actual gameplay.

Not everyone was enamored with the new art style in the Return to Monkey Island reveal: Some longtime fans expressed disappointment that it didn’t have a more overtly retro look, like Terrible Toybox’s previous point-and-click adventure, Thimbleweed Park (opens in new tab). Personally, I think it’s a good fit: Modernized, as you’d expect after 30 years of technological progress, but also distinctly, well, weird, as a game like this should be.

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We’ve also now got a bit more on what the game is actually about, and as usual it doesn’t sound like things are going very smoothly for poor Guybrush. Here’s what the website has to say:

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