VideoGamer scored a phone interview with Dan Connors, founder, director, and CEO of Telltale Games, to talk about the performance of their recently released downloadable episodic adventure game Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal. The game, which hit the PC earlier this month and WiiWare this week, has exceeded even Telltale’s expectations.
Connors admitted that, while he couldn’t “get into the specific numbers,” the game has become “our strongest performing franchise to date.” He continues, “It’s been pretty shocking how much love there is still out there for the Monkey Island series. It seems like a generational thing as well.”
Beating out the company’s other franchises, like Sam & Max and Wallace & Gromit, Monkey Island was even number one on Valve’s Steam service for a few days. “It was a great launch for us. We’re really happy with it. I think it even exceeded our expectations,” said Connors.
The second installment of the five part game, The Siege of Spinner Cay, is due to hit next month. Think Telltale can keep up the interest? We do, but we love us some Monkey Island, no matter how we get it.