For a few weeks there, it seemed like Return to Monkey Island would be the end of the Monkey Island franchise. Even the game’s official website talked about the game as the ‘conclusion’ of the series. That news certainly made Monkey Island fans around the world quite sad, but now it seems like there could be a future for the franchise after this latest game.

While specifics weren’t discussed, Monkey Island co-creator Ron Gilbert mentioned in an Eurogamer interview that he “can’t imagine” there not being more Monkey Island games down the road. That said, there’s absolutely no discussion as to whether Gilbert and his co-creators would return to helm the project.

Of course, the future of the Monkey Island franchise could also come about through spin-offs. There has already been a host of spin-offs over the years, so more coming about isn’t that hard to believe. Again, nothing is official at this time, so only time will tell what’s lies ahead.

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1+ y ago

I hope it continues too. At first glance I wasn’t impressed with the art style, but to be honest having seen more and more of it I think I really like it and it suits Monkey Island.

Feel it was a little bit like Wind Wakers first reveal. Just took a moment to take in the style.

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1+ y ago

I hope Disney gives him the rights to it, it's not like they're doing anything with it. I've got the game preordered and would double dip if they release it in physical.


1+ y ago

You can be sure there'll be more Monkey Island games in the future. The cynic in me just now says this was said to drum up sales for Return to Monkey Island when it releases.