The Secret

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Look. We here at Somnambulant Gamer hate to say "I told you so". But we FUCKING TOLD YOU SO, okay?!

Well, maybe we didn't tell you just yet. So let me tell you now, again or for the first time, just in case.

The Monkey Island series, published by LucasArts (back when they didn't suck mynock anus), is the (second) greatest adventure game series of all time. It's fun, challenging, hysterical, and never takes itself too seriously. It chronicles the adventures of Guybrush Threepwood, mighty pirate, and his quest for Big Whoop, the treasure of Monkey Island.

Anyway, it's a point-and-click adventure--a genre that's past its prime. But there is an entire library of these extraordinary games just collecting dust, and they're perfect for Xbox Live Arcade or Playstation Network, price-point wise. I myself would pay full price for the games on the Nintendo DS--Monkey Island is what touch-screens were invented for, if you're asking me. (And clearly you are).

Well, our prayers have been answered.


Today, game sites across the vast blue intertronz have reported that GamerBytes spotted a listing for "Secret of Monkey Island", the first game in the series, as coming to XBLA. The listing was quickly pulled, but not before they got a screen grab.

With E3 just two weeks away, could we see an announcement? Could a new generation of gamers, lacking in insult-sword fighting skills, rise to cross the sea and thwart the Pirate-Ghost-Zombie LeChuck?

Oh please Oh please Oh Please Oh please.

Melech is the mighty pirate around these parts, so be on the lookout for his rabid updates on the matter.