We talked a lot about Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition today, but one thing we haven’t touched is LucasArts motivation for creating it now. According to Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition producer Craig Derrick, LucasArts decided to update the title for three core reasons: fans wanted it, LucasArts wanted to create it, and making a new IP is “very difficult.”
“When you take a classic like The Secret of Monkey Island with its timeless story, humorous characters and puzzles and situations; the fact that it has very little violence and that you can't die (well, maybe if you hold you're breath for more than 10 minutes you can) and you breathe new life into it by adding special edition features like high definition art, all new voice dialogue, updated controls and an in-game hint system and you start to see why we feel it was an easy decision to make.”
We’d like to thank Craig Derrick for his time and letting us know what was up with Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition.
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