Tales of Monkey Island ahoy! Gameplay video, new screens

Avast! Tales of Monkey Island will put into port in less than a week, hauling in the classic adventure gaming and pirate comedy. LucasArts and Telltale Games have sent out a brief gameplay video of the newest installment in the treasured series. The first episode, “Launch of the Screaming Narwahl,” is coming to PC and Wii with four more episodes on the horizon.

Guybrush, LeChuck, and Elaine are there in ye olde damsel-in-distress dilemma. The hero is cracking jokes and they look prettier than Spanish doubloons (and oddly similar to Sam & Max games). And of course, Guybrush screws up and everyone is going to die because of it. The voice actors are still savvy from their last voyage. If the video isn’t enough for you landlubbers, there are new screens to tickle your fancy. All in all the game seems seaworthy, so unfurl the main sails and set a course to the best monkey-infested island on the map!