The Monkey Island Special Edition Collection, which could possibly be the longest and most complicated name conceived for a videogame bundle, is coming to Europe as a retail release on September 9th, 2011.
The Monkey Island Special Edition Collection (say that five times fast) will include The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition (say that five times fast) and Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge (don't even bother to say that one out loud).
The special editions of both games include new recorded dialog, hand-drawn graphics, enhanced controls, and a hint system for when you don't know that combining the chicken with the pulley is the proper solution. Monkey Island 2 features an optional audio commentary from Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer, and Dave Grossman, the bizarre minds that made the original games.
If getting two fantastic games isn't enough for you, LucasArts is adding some bonus content to sweeten the deal. You'll receive concept art and a soundtrack from both special editions. LucasArts was working with Industrial Light & Magic on an animated Monkey Island movie, which was never released, and you'll get to see some concept art and storyboards from that too.
LucasArts hasn't specified the pricing of this combo deal yet, and there is no word on a North American release. The Monkey Island Special Edition Collection will be available on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.
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