The upcoming crossover Sea Of Thieves: The Legend Of Monkey Island is just about to set sail, and here we have a fun little video tour of what we can expect.
The above Guided Tour shares some of the sights and sounds you’ll find on Melee Island, which as it turns out is an amazingly (and surprisingly?) detailed recreation of Melee Island as we know it from the original Monkey Island games.
Some of the iconic spots include the clock tower, Governor’s Mansion, and Lookout Point. But they’ve really gone above and beyond with this one.
“Over the course of three brand new Tall Tales, you’ll be invited to tour and explore beloved locations beginning with Mêlée Island, and interact with iconic characters including Guybrush Threepwood himself. Throughout The Legend of Monkey Island you’ll solve puzzles, tussle with adversaries and tackle unexpected trials as you strive to put right situations that have gone bizarrely wrong and confront a looming peril born of powers from both worlds.”
And oh, hey, it’s the Scumm Bar!
Things are certainly looking colorful! And piratey!
Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island was originally announced last month during the Xbox Games Showcase, but there were actually hints that it’d happen back in the Pirates of the Caribbean crossover. The content will feature three complete Tall Tales, taking you not only to Melee Island, but also through some vibrant beaches and dense jungles. You’ll also run into familiar faces, like Stan, the Voodoo Lady, and even LeChuck!
An exclusive interview with creative director Mike Chapman over at Xbox Wire also highlights some of the special features of the crossover, which are honestly surprising. For example, Melee Island is so detailed, you can basically do a “one-to-one comparison” of the island’s landmarks with those from the original games, as everything is exactly where it’s supposed to be. There are also hidden “memories” players will be able to uncover:
“Players may find that in certain key locations, if you position your camera where it was in the original games, there are these hidden positions where you can hear a memory of Guybrush or Elaine narrating what happened at that moment in the original story. There’s an optional objective to go find all these hidden memories positions around the islands.”
The first tale, Journey to Melee Island, will release for free on July 20, 2023 on Microsoft Xbox (including Game Pass) and Steam. You’ll also need a copy of Sea Of Thieves to play. Yar!
Oh, and check out the original announcement trailer below!