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Monkey Island 2 strikes again with Special Edition this summer

Almost a year ago, LucasArts shocked the world with the announcement of Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition. There's no shock this year, just plenty of delight and relief as today the company officially confirmed an updated version of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge coming this summer.

Like its predecessor, the new game will include a re-mastered orchestral music score, a hint system, and an alternate direct control scheme, along with additional goodies like a bonus art viewer and in-game audio commentary from the game's creators. More notably, this version once again includes both the original art and a "re-imagined contemporary art style", and its "scene-for-scene hot swap allows for seamless transition between special edition and classic modes anywhere and at any time." This time around, however, newly recorded voiceovers from the original series cast will be available in either version of the game.

There is no firm release date set for the game yet, but Monkey Island 2: Special Edition is scheduled for digital distribution this summer for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, plus a portable version for iPhone and iPod Touch. In the meantime, be sure to check out the game's official website for more information.

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