Earlier today it was confirmed that the title would be available with Game Pass for Xbox Series X/S and PC on the same date.
Announced in April, Return to Monkey Island is a follow up to the acclaimed adventure game series led by original writer and director Ron Gilbert.
Gilbert’s Terrible Toybox studio developed the game in collaboration with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games.
Dave Grossman, co-writer and programmer on the original Monkey Island games, returned for the new title, alongside composers Michael Land, Peter McConnell and Clint Bajakian, and Dominic Armato as the voice of Guybrush.
Although Return to Monkey Island is technically the sixth game in the Monkey Island series, it’s only the third to be led by Gilbert and Grossman, and it has therefore been presented as a sequel to Monkey Island 2.
It was well received by reviewers, earning it Metacritic scores of 86 and 85 on PC and Switch respectively.
A month after its release, publisher Devolver claimed Return to Monkey Island was the fastest selling game in the series.