Lucasarts want to do more adventure remakes

Written by Joe Martin

June 18, 2009 | 12:14

Tags: #adventure #monkey-island #remake #special-edition

Companies: #lucasarts

We don't need to tell you how happy we were when Lucasarts announced that it was going to release a remake of The Secret of Monkey Island, nor how desperate we are for Lucasarts to do the same for the other adventure games that the company was so well-known for back in the '90s. Speaking of which, we've got some good news.

In an interview with ScreenPlay Lucasarts' Brooks Brown hinted that there were a lot of people at the company who wanted to continue remaking those classic adventure games, but that getting the green-light to do so from the higher-ups would depend on sales performance for initial titles.

In a nutshell then; if lots of people but The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition then Lucasarts will probably start doing Special Edition remakes of the other games - Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle, Loom and possibly even Manic Mansion.

"If this sells, there's no one at this company who doesn't want to do these games," said Brown. "It's a matter of showing that there's interest and this market is alive and get people as excited as possible about Monkey Island Special Edition to show that these things can make it."

If the series of remakes continue to sell well of course then there's nothing to say that the remakes and re-releases couldn't spread to other platforms. Flight of the Amazon Queen has already proved that old Scumm adventure games are a viable product on the iPhone and there are several emulators out there that'll run the games on the DS too, so Lucasarts would be foolish not to get stuck in on those platforms in the future.

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