When Telltale Games promised to unveil a brand new episodic series at E3, few guessed it would be Tales of Monkey Island - a five-part adventure based on the classic LucasArts series. Few also guessed they would see the first episode so soon: 7th July on PC, with a WiiWare lift-off date has yet to be confirmed. Given Telltale's track-record - Sam & Max, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, Wallace & Gromit - people shouldn't be too surprised, and they should have something to look forward to.
But, Tales of Monkey Island design director Dave Grossman admits, this IP comes with special pressure: few licenses are so cherished. So what is the team planning for Guybrush, Elaine and LeChuck? How will they keep the original magic intact? Eorogamer cornered Grossman to find out.