Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge: Special Edition

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Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge: Special Edition key art
Developer(s) LucasArts
Designer(s)
Engine SCUMM
Release date(s) July 7th, 2010
Rating(s) ESRB: E-10+
Platform(s) PC, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Xbox 360 Live Arcade, and PlayStation Network
Media Retail, Direct download
System requirements PC Version requirements:
  • OS: Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3000+
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM, 512 MB for Vista
  • Graphics: 128 MB with Shader Model 2.0 capability
  • DirectX: 9.0c (March 2009)
  • Hard Drive: 2.5GB free hard drive space
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compliant sound card
Input Mouse or Xbox 360 controller
Preceded by The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
Followed by Monkey Island Special Edition Collection

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge (abbreviated as MI2:SE) is a remake of the second Monkey Island game, Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, for PC, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Xbox Live Arcade, and PlayStation Network. It was developed by LucasArts and was released on July 7th, 2010. The remake features the same plot line and puzzles as the original game, although new dialogue has been written and all lines voice-recorded. The graphics have been completely redrawn to 1080p resolution. In addition, the remake features a re-mastered musical score, and full voiceover. An in-depth hint system has been added to help players through the game’s puzzles. The game also allows players to switch between the new HD graphics and the original 256-color VGA artwork. The game will feature the new voiceover with the original artwork as well, something that was not possible with The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition. Also, the game will provide the players with a commentary track featuring Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman and Tim Schafer, the original creators of Monkey Island 2.

The PC version was made available on Steam and other online distribution channels.

Contents

Plot

See Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Plot

Gameplay

Comparison of remake art and original artwork

Art

Everything in the game, from characters to backgrounds and objects, has been re-drawn by hand in high definition and at any time players can switch seemlessly between the new art and the classic look.

Interface

LeChuck's Revenge: Special Edition has a full-screen interface, removing the verb list and inventory. Players interact directly with the game screen with either mouse, touchscreen, or Xbox 360/PlayStation controller. An added feature in the remake is the hint system, which offers players progressively more explicit hints about what needs to be done to solve the current problem. Players will also be able to control Guybrush's movement directly with the keyboard or controller.

Sound & Music

The original MIDI score for the game has been fully re-recorded using a mixture of samples and live instruments by LucasArts Music Supervisor Jesse Harlin.

All dialogue has been voice recorded. Dominic Armato reprises the role of Guybrush, and Alexandra Boyd and Earl Boen return as Elaine Marley and LeChuck respectively. Leilani Jones Wilmore also returns as the voice of the Voodoo Lady<cite_reference_link>. Generally the producers have opted for The Curse of Monkey Island voice actors over Escape from Monkey Island voice actors.

The enhanced music and voice acting will play in both the HD and classic version.

Special Features

Hint system

Players are able to use this optional system to get hints on how to solve puzzles they are stuck in. The system also highlights objects of interest in the environment.

Art Viewer

Bonus art viewer that lets players view original and new concept art used in the making of the game.

Commentary Track

In-game audio commentary track with Ron Gilbert, Dave Grossman, and Tim Schafer about the making of the game and direct insight into select scenes of the game.

Achievements on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network Trophies

Like in The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, the XBox 360 Live Arcade version has a set of 12 achievements that are worth a total value of 200 points (which includes allowing Guybrush to die in a flashback when he's actually in Dinky Island in the present, and calling the LucasArts Help Desk as examples of sidequests included as achievements). Likewise, the PS3 version has a set of seven bronze trophies, four silver trophies, and one gold trophy in the PlayStation Network Trophy Achievements.

Images

Trailer

External links

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