Series creator Ron Gilbert joins the announcement of return to Monkey Island

Monkey Island’s long hiatus is finally coming to an end, and its creators return with the series.

Terrible Toybox, in partnership with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games, is developing Return to Monkey Island, a brand new bootleg adventure starring Guybrush Threepwood. Industry legend Ron Gilbert, creator of Monkey Island and Mansion of Madness, runs Scary Toy Box and will be a part of this new franchise.

Return to Monkey Island will serve as a direct sequel to Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, following 1991’s point-and-click adventure. Guybrush, the struggling hero of the series, will be voiced again by his original actor, Dominic Armato.

Monkey Island has undergone a series of revivals over the years, with Telltale coming to prominence in 2009’s Monkey Island Tales series and Monkey Island’s Secret and Monkey Island 2 special-edition remakes.

Aside from what’s shown in the trailer above, we still don’t know about the return to Monkey Island, but there’s a release window this year. We’ll be sure to report more as information about the project is released in the coming weeks and months.