Monkey Island Special Edition for WiiWare/PSN? – new platform announce soon

Monday, 29th June 2009 10:48 GMT By Mike


The Grauniad caught up with Monkey Island Special Edition producer, Craig Derrick who teased that the up-until-now-Xbox-Live-and-PC-only title could be heading to PlayStation 3 and Wii. Derrick hinted further that the game would be heading to a new, unannounced platform.

Why Xbox Live and not Wiiware or PSN?

Well, we never said we wouldn’t be on Wiiware or PSN now did we? The truth is, though, Xbox Live offers a great user experience and downloadable service to gamers and we think it’s a great platform to launch the game on. And, of course, the game will also be available on PC via digital download, plus we may have another platform announcement to make very, very soon

Our guess would be a handheld. We’re really clever like that.

Full interview with Craig through the link.



  1. JesteR

    Actually PSN is a better experience since its for free. This guy was obviously just bought off by MS. So it will be either on WiiWare or handheld. No way its coming to the PSN.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Syrok

    But free doesn’t equal better. :P

    PS: Maybe for the iPod. Point and click would work well on a touchscreen.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    @JesteR: I’m not sure how much having to pay for XBL gold has to do with a single player game. :)

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    This would probably be better with the Wii remote, but I wonder if it’d be too big for a Wiiware download? Is it still a 40mb limit on there?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. pleasant_cabbage

    Yeah the wiimote would be great for it but I’m looking forward to the new HD sheen.
    Such a tart :(

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Tart! :-D

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Shatner

    The Wii remote wouldn’t be that hot for it actually. Not unless the game was rejigged so that some of the contextual hotspots were made considerably larger for the imprecise jitterings of a WiiMote-powered crosshair.

    I love these games but I find it hard to care about the proposed remakes. The joy of them was in their excellent writing. The writing still holds up very well today and so, as technology has no bearing on the writing, I just don’t see any reason to get excited.

    At best, the best part of the game will be identical to the original. At worst, it’ll be re-written by others.

    It’s rather like when Hollywood chooses to remake a cult fan favourite. Those remakes often end up more miss than hit.

    If there’s some big SoMI fans out there then post at Ron Gilberts blog makes great reading. He talks about the development of the game, things he liked, things he’d change. It’s good stuff.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. JesteR

    @Pychsotext Yes i know so that sentance that Live is delivering the best experience is just bs.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Chicken Chaser


    You are delusional

    Xbox Live does deliver the best online console experience.

    Either you don’t own an Xbox 360 with Xbox Live or You just live under a rock

    Since when does free equals better?

    Remember : ” You get what you pay for “

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Hakkiz

    You don’t pay to get access to Xbox Live Arcade. It’s as free as PS Store. But NXE does better job promoting new games so that might win some developers over to its side.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. NiceFellow

    Still curious about the preference for Live first, unless its down to the dominance of 360 in US.

    For a title like this I don’t see any difference between Live and PSN – you’re making an electronic purchase, downloading a single player title and then playing it.

    Everything else Live and PSN offer seem redundant to the core need – which is a download link.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    “Yes i know so that sentance that Live is delivering the best experience is just bs.”


    Actually, that sentence is BS.

    Free doesnt mean its the best. As CC said, you get what you pay for.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. daniel3ub

    @Chicken Chaser
    Do you own a PS3?
    Why is Live so better than PSN? What can you do in Live that you cannot do in PSN? They are equal nowadays, only thing is that Live seems prettier with their Mii-copy and so.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Michael O'Connor

    “Why is Live so better than PSN? What can you do in Live that you cannot do in PSN?”

    Severs are more reliable and run better, your profile is consistent across all games, and from my vast experience more people tend to be playing a game on Live at any one time than on PSN… which is just flat out ironic.

    #14 6 years ago

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