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Download launches today for Monkey Island 2: Special Edition

It was so much fun the first time, why not do it all over again? Today LucasArts released the ravamped Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition for download on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, a mere 19 years after the original launch of the piratey classic.

If you've somehow managed to miss the game all these years, MI2 once again follows the exploits of lovable pirate Guybrush Threepwood, this time in search of the fabled treasure of Big Whoop on Dinky Island. Along the way, he'll encounter the lovely Elaine, his didn't-I-kill-you-already? nemesis LeChuck, and a raft of other colourful characters both on land and on sea, all leading up to one of the most memorable endings in gaming history.

Like the Special Edition of Secret of Monkey Island last year, the sequel includes a graphical overhaul with the option to switch between the classic version and the "re-imagined contemporary art style" seamlessly at any moment. This time, however, the newly-recorded voiceovers can be played with either version of the game. Along with these enhancements, the SE includes a remastered orchestral musical score, an alternate direct control scheme, hint system, and as a special bonus, an art viewer and in-game commentary from creators Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer, and Dave Grossman.

Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Special Edition is available only through download, on PC at the Steam store for $9.99, and through Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation Network on their respective consoles.

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