Return to Monkey Island returns on Sept. 19, preorders available

Screenshot of Return to Monkey Island during Gamescom 2022.
(Image credit: Devolver Digital | Gamescom 2022)

What you need to know

  • Return to Monkey Island is the long-awaited sequel to 1991's Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge.
  • The game is being made in partnership between Terrible Toybox, Devolver Digital, and Lucasfilm Games.
  • During Gamescom 2022 Opening Night Live, it was revealed that Return to Monkey Island is releasing on Sept. 19, 2022.
  • The game is heading to Switch and PC, with preorders going live for interested players.

The Monkey Island adventure games hold a special place in the hearts of many gamers, and new life is being breathed into the franchise with Return to Monkey Island. The title, which is a sequel to Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, made an appearance during Opening Night Live to announce its official release date.

The game follows the latest adventures of Guybrush Threepwood, as he returns to Monkey Island for one final time to uncover its secrets. Old friends and new enemies will help and deter Guybrush during his journey. Return to Monkey Island promises to embrace modern advancements like the best Nintendo Switch games (opens in new tab) with more intuitive controls, more accessibility options, and a brand-new original score.

Return to Monkey Island is heading to Nintendo Switch and PC platforms on Sept. 19, 2022, and preorders are now available. Preorders of the game include exclusive horse armor to incentivize players to put their money down early.

Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for iMore and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.