Return to Monkey Island creator deletes web site over fan harassment

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After its announcement earlier this yr, Return to Monkey Island acquired an prolonged trailer in the course of the newest Nintendo Direct Mini, where we acquired to see the game’s new artwork model. Not everyone seems to be a fan of it, however some took such umbrage with it that they’ve been verbally harassing the game’s creator. Ron Gilbert, who additionally directed the primary two Monkey Island video games, has shut down his web site because of this, citing “personal attack comments.” This means he gained’t be sharing any updates on the game’s progress both.

“I’m shutting down comments. People are just being mean and I’m having to delete personal attack comments,” wrote Gilbert. “It’s an amazing game and everyone on the team is very proud of it. Play it or don’t play it but don’t ruin it for everyone else. I won’t be posting anymore about the game. The joy of sharing has been driven from me.”

While his web site is not out there, his assertion was shared on Twitter by Dominic Armato, the unique voice actor for Monkey Island protagonist Guybrush Threepwood, who has reprised the position for Return to Monkey Island. He provides that whereas there have been some amicable discussions within the feedback on Gilbert’s web site, many of the feedback have been a “total s**tshow.”

Bang up job, everyone.

(I’ve seen plenty of passionate however well mannered/polite-adjacent dialogue occurring, however the feedback on Ron’s weblog have been a complete shitshow.)

— Dominic Armato (@SkilletDoux) June 30, 2022

Return to Monkey Island’s artwork path is being dealt with by Rex Crowle, who beforehand served because the artistic lead on Tearaway and labored on the LittleBigPlanet collection whereas he was at Media Molecule.

Currently, Return to Monkey Island is barely scheduled to launch for Nintendo Switch and PC later this yr, however will finally come to different platforms. Although there have been a number of different Monkey Island video games, Return to Monkey Island will choose up after the second game, LeChuck’s Revenge, which means we’d lastly get an evidence for its weird ending.