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The adventure begins... at E3!

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This week, several members of our team will be at E3 showing off Tales of Monkey Island, giving interviews, and subsisting on candy bars from the vending machine when the lunch lines turn out to be too long having a grand old time. And as a Tales of Monkey Island preorderer, we're going to let you in on the joys of being at E3 -- just like you were here with us!

Not sure what the web access will be like at the show, but we'll try to check in each day and let you guys know how it's going and where to look for Tales of Monkey Island coverage. I'll kick it off by saying that after a mostly uneventful flight, I arrived in LA and checked in to the hotel to find six boxes of Tales of Monkey Island buttons waiting for me. And that's only half the stash! The rest will be arriving tomorrow. We'll be handing them out at the show - hopefully in an amusing fashion. Watch later this week for pictures. 'Til then, here's a shot of the buttons, to tide you over...

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I'm off to find some lunch (fully recognizing that this could be my last real meal for a week), then heading to the convention center to get our booth set up. First interview's tonight, with Adventure Gamers, then the show officially opens tomorrow!

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  • @riyadc said: http://store.lucasarts.com/catalog/category.xml?category_id=1301488

    They have buttons! T-shirts and Posters!!!!

    I don't want people asking me about Grim Fandango Monkey Island. :)

  • [quote]Did LucasArts get a new president or something?[/quote]

    They did, actually. His name is Darrell Rodriguez, and he's a big Monkey Island fan. :)

  • Well, if he's the one responsible for allowing Telltale to license Monkey Island, and also for green-lighting the remake, then he's a good man in my book. Could this be a sign that - gasp! - Lucasarts once more cares about it's classic (and best) properties?

    Whatever the case may be, if I were to entrust the future of a much loved classic franchise to anyone, it'd be to you guys/girls at Telltale Games - I can't think of a a more capable crew of scurvy, no-good, grog-addled, filthy, thieving, sneaky, cut throat pirate lowlifes!

    Hm. Perhaps my "pirate lingo" didn't quite work out to be the complement I meant it to be... ;)

  • I didn't even read about the extras in the pre-order. I remember seeing the words Monkey Island, Telltale, and Pre-order and the next thing I can remember is breathing heavily looking at the post orderiong screen.

  • This is awesome guys. I've been waiting years. I'm completely shocked and thrilled. You've made my year.

  • @Emily said: They did, actually. His name is Darrell Rodriguez, and he's a big Monkey Island fan. :)

    I have to hand it to LucasArts it was getting pretty bleak there for a few years.. Hoorah for Rodriguez.. and Telltale of course. Looking forward to the E3 posts

  • Hi fellow private pirates :)

    I love those buttons, especially the "Ask me" one. I think the evolution shirt was funny too but it didn't explain where the 3-headed monkey fits in ;)

    I'm in a total MI media blitz today since finding out the news and am ecstatic! I was happy a few days ago when I saw Telltale re-upped the "Summer of Sam & Max" but apparently they'll be sharing the summer with a few monkeys too. Hopefully Max plays nice with them.

    Looking forward to more E3 news, thanks again Telltale :)

  • Just checked it wasn't a dream, thanks Telltale, Pre-order done, and I'd be willing to bet that this will be your most popular game on the pre-order front, congrats guys!

  • @LukeSW said: Well, if he's the one responsible for allowing Telltale to license Monkey Island, and also for green-lighting the remake, then he's a good man in my book. Could this be a sign that - gasp! - Lucasarts once more cares about it's classic (and best) properties?

    It also appears that SMI:SE will be LucasArts first foray into PC Digital Downloads. I'll be curious to see if they will piggy back of Telltales setup, build their own or use Steam.

  • @riyadc said: http://store.lucasarts.com/catalog/category.xml?category_id=1301488

    They have buttons! T-shirts and Posters!!!!

    oh my god, thanks for the link. I just ordered the poster and two shirts (one for hubby, one for me). the international shipping is outrageous, but oh well.

    MONKEY IS BACK, BABY!

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