Epic Tales of Monkey Island Pirate Adventure Premieres Today

July 7, 2009

Epic Tales of Monkey Island
Pirate Adventure Premieres Today

Swashbuckling saga over five
months begins now at

Arrrrr! Polish up your swashbuckles
and grab your sword, because legendary pirate Guybrush Threepwood sets sail
today on the first all-new Monkey Island adventure in over a decade. Telltale’s
highly anticipated game series, Tales of Monkey Island, begins now at
for PC with Launch of the Screaming Narwhal, the first chapter in an epic
five-month adventure created by the same team responsible for acclaimed episodic
series including Sam & Max, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures and Strong Bad’s
Cool Game for Attractive People. The first Tales of Monkey Island chapter is
expected to release for WiiWare in the coming weeks as well.

The saga begins with a heated battle
involving the brave but often bumbling Mighty Pirate, Guybrush, his beloved wife
Elaine, and their nemesis, the demon pirate LeChuck. When the showdown goes up
in flames, Guybrush finds himself marooned on a strange island with winds that
always blow inward. How will our hero manage to escape this meteorological
anomaly? What has become of LeChuck and Elaine? And what’s the story with the
infectious voodoo pox that’s spreading across the Caribbean, causing Guybrush
and other pirates to act like unruly hooligans? These are just some of the many
questions posed in this first chapter of what will become one of the most
rollicking and rip-roaring entertainment experiences of the summer.

Click here to download
a new Tales of Monkey Island video.

Dave Grossman, Telltale’s design
director and a designer/writer for the original Monkey Island games says, "I was
laughing my eyepatch off on a daily basis while we were first cooking up Monkey
Island at Skywalker Ranch, but if you’d told me then that it would become a
classic, and that twenty years later I’d be working with a killer all-star
piratey crew to spin an epic new tale and bring the series to a whole new
generation of players, I would have said ‘Well, probably. Look behind you, a
three-headed monkey!’ But then I’ve always been a bit weird that way."

Tales of Monkey Island will unfold
over the next five months, with each episodic chapter raising the stakes on
Guybrush’s quest to eradicate the insidious Pox of LeChuck, reunite with his
wife, and vanquish his rival. Much like the best television and films series,
the story becomes deeper and more engrossing with interweaving threads building
to twists and surprises in the grand finale this fall.

Customers who order from Telltale’s
online store during the first week of availability can choose any other Telltale
episode of their choice to include free with their purchase. Visit

to get into the adventure now. Additional
Tales of Monkey Island details, gameplay trailers, and a playable demo are also
available at the site.