After what feels like a decade of asking for it, Lucasarts have finally begun to re-release their classic adventure games, starting with Fate of Atlantis on Wii (albeit bundled with Staff of Kings) and a Monkey Island remake.
But now we've had a taste, we want more. Full Throttle. Day of the Tentacle. Loom. And we might just get them...provided people buy Monkey Island.
"If this sells, there's no one at this company who doesn't want to do these games" says Lucasarts' Brooks Brown. "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".
That's part shill, yes, but also a valid point from a publisher; adventure games are far from a proven commercial commodity, which is why Lucasarts stopped making them in the first place.
But such an outlook is heartening to people who for years now have asked "where are my DS Lucasarts adventure games" and heard...well, nothing.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'll go back to looking at this for the rest of the day.
By George, it's Monkey magic [Screen Play]