International “Talk Like a Pirate Day” is a real thing and its happening September 19th. There’s no need to understand why the day is celebrated or how it even got started. It’s best to just sit back and enjoy the videogame-related deals associated with it. And, oh, are there deals.
As we pointed out earlier, the PC version of Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: “Launch of the Screaming Narwhal” will be offered free for the entirety of Saturday — from midnight to midnight. But starting today (and rolling through September 21), another Monkey Island-related deal is happening. LucasArts slashed the price of The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition by 50 percent on Steam, Direct2Drive, and the App Store as a bit of an early celebration.
In addition to this, LucasArts is planning to release a free “Lite” version of Secret of Monkey Island: SE on the App Store. And if sound is your thing, know that the studio is also releasing soundboard App with “16 witty and ridiculing sound-bites” taken from the game soon. Arrr.
[Update: a big tweak here: the LucasArts price slashing thing started today, mateys.]